cruel(redirected from cruel to be kind)
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crueladjective acrimonious, agonizing, atrocious, barbarous, blood-thirsty, brutal, cold, cold-blooded, crudelis, demoniacal, devilish, diabolical, evil-minded, ferocious, fiendish, fierce, hard, harsh, heartless, hellish, ill-intentioned, ill-natured, ill-willed, implacable, indifferent to suffering, inhuman, insensitive, malevolent, malicious, malign, merciless, oppressive, painful, pitiless, punishing, remorseless, ruthless, sadistic, satanic, savage, severe, spiteful, tortuous, treacherous, tyrannical, uncompassionate, unfeeling, unkind, unmerciful, unnatural, unpitying, unrelenting, unsympathetic, vicious
Associated concepts: cruel and abusive treatment, cruel and barbarous treatment, cruel and inhuman punishment, cruel and inhuman treatment, cruel and unusual punishment, cruel disposition, cruel treatment
See also: bad, brutal, caustic, diabolic, harmful, harsh, inexcusable, malevolent, malicious, malignant, offensive, oppressive, outrageous, pernicious, relentless, remorseless, ruthless, scathing, severe, sinister, unrelenting, vicious