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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The quality of being extremely mean and causing tension or annoyance.

Usage examples (36)
  • Adjective, : the cruel spectators of the gladiatorial contests. ,a cruel remark; a cruel affliction
  • If you're wondering what "cruelness" is, it's "cruelty" as mentioned by someone who only knows 12 English words.
  • The cruelness comes from my own fear, my fear of them.
  • Our children never suffered cruelness from either race. for more
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