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Adjective: cruel (crueller,cruellest,crueler,cruelest)  kroo-ul
  1. (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
    "cruel tortures";
    - barbarous, brutal, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious

Sounds like: crewel

Derived forms: cruellest, crueller, crueler, cruelest

See also: inhumane

Encyclopedia: Cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment