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cruel

US [ˈkruəl]
UK [ˈkruːəl]
  • adj.残酷的;冷酷的;残忍的;残暴的
  • adv.非常
  • Web无情的;令人痛苦的
Comparative Degree:crueller  Superlative:cruellest  
cruel
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adj.
1.
~ (to sb/sth)
残酷的;冷酷的;残忍的;残暴的having a desire to cause pain and suffering
a cruel dictator
残暴的独裁者
I can't stand people who are cruel to animals.
我无法容忍虐待动物的人。
Her eyes were cruel and hard.
她目光冷酷逼人。
Sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind(= make sb suffer because it will be good for them later) .
有时候为了某人好你就得对他狠。
2.
引起痛苦的causing pain or suffering
a cruel punishment/joke
残酷的惩罚;挖苦人的笑话
Her father's death was a cruel blow .
父亲去世对她是一大打击。

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