Life is cruel.
That cruel soldier has been brought to justice.
He could not bear to think of his dog being sold to that cruel man.
The long cruel winter at last came to an end, giving place to a gentle warm spring.
Murdering elephants, tigers and other endangered species is not just cruel; it's also illegal.
In a way, life is a cruel thing. It holds major problems in store for each one of us.
If it were absolutely necessary to choose, I would rather be guilty of an immoral act than of a cruel one.
Peer helpers made the teacher's job a lot easier, but established a cruel hierarchy among the students.
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
an activity that is cruel causes unnecessary suffering to people or animals. If people are cruel, they deliberately cause suffering to other people or animals
cruel events or situations make people suffer in a way that seems
He'd been cruel to turn away from her for even a moment.
Soon after the end of World War 1, people never thought such a hateful and cruel war would break out again.