English translation of 'cruel'
Word forms: plural cruéis
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'cruel' in Other Languages
British English: cruel /ˈkruːəl/ ADJECTIVE
Someone who is cruel deliberately causes pain or distress.
Children can be very cruel.
- American English: cruel
- Arabic: قاسٍ
- Brazilian Portuguese: cruel
- Chinese: 残忍的
- Croatian: okrutan
- Czech: krutý
- Danish: ond
- Dutch: wreed
- European Spanish: cruel
- Finnish: julma
- French: cruel
- German: grausam
- Greek: σκληρός απάνθρωπος
- Italian: crudele
- Japanese: 残酷な
- Korean: 잔혹한
- Norwegian: grusom
- Polish: okrutny
- European Portuguese: cruel
- Romanian: crudcare dovedește cruzime
- Russian: жестокий
- Spanish: cruel
- Swedish: grym
- Thai: โหดร้าย
- Turkish: zalim
- Ukrainian: жорстокий
- Vietnamese: tàn nhẫn
British English: savage ADJECTIVE
Someone or something that is savage is extremely cruel, violent, and uncontrolled.
This was a savage attack on a defenceless young girl.
British English: unkind ADJECTIVE
If you are unkind, you behave in an unpleasant and unfriendly way.
All last summer he'd been unkind to her.
Translation of cruel from the Collins Portuguese to English Dictionary
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