[kroo-uh l-hahr-tid] /ˈkru əlˈhɑr tɪd/
having a heart; lacking kindness, compassion, etc.
[kroo-uh l-hahr-tid] /ˈkru əlˈhɑr tɪd/ adjective 1. having a heart; lacking kindness, compassion, etc.
[kroo-uh l] /ˈkru əl/ adjective, crueler, cruelest. 1. willfully or knowingly causing pain or distress to others. 2. enjoying the pain or distress of others: the cruel spectators of the gladiatorial contests. 3. causing or marked by great pain or distress: a cruel remark; a cruel affliction. 4. rigid; stern; strict; unrelentingly severe. /ˈkruːəl/ adjective […]
- Cruel to be kind
To be “cruel to be kind” is to cause someone pain for his or her own good. The phrase is used by Hamlet after he has berated his mother for her infidelity to the memory of her deceased husband.
noun 1. another name for actinobacillosis, a disease of sheep