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How cruelly sweet are the echoes that start, When memory plays an old tune on the heart.
Eliza Cook

Meaning of "cruelly" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CRUELLY

cruelly  [ˈkruːəlɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRUELLY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cruelly is an adverb.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES CRUELLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cruelly

Cruelty

Cruelty is indifference to suffering, and even pleasure in inflicting it. Sadism can also be related to this form of action or concept. Cruel ways of inflicting suffering may involve violence, but affirmative violence is not necessary for an act to be cruel. For example, if a person is drowning and begging for help, and another person is able to help, but merely watches with disinterest or perhaps mischievous amusement, that person is being cruel — rather than violent. George Eliot stated that "cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity." Bertrand Russell stated that "the infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell." Gilbert K. Chesterton stated that "cruelty is, perhaps, the worst kind of sin. Intellectual cruelty is certainly the worst kind of cruelty."...

Definition of cruelly in the English dictionary

The definition of cruelly in the dictionary is pitilessly; very unkindly; brutally. Other definition of cruelly is distressingly; tragically.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRUELLY


actually
ˈæktʃʊəlɪ
clearly
ˈklɪəlɪ
dually
ˈdjuːəlɪ
especially
ɪˈspɛʃəlɪ
eventually
ɪˈvɛntʃʊəlɪ
finally
ˈfaɪnəlɪ
formerly
ˈfɔːməlɪ
generally
ˈdʒɛnrəlɪ
hourly
ˈaʊəlɪ
hymeneally
ˌhaɪmeˈniːəlɪ
Italy
ˈɪtəlɪ
nearly
ˈnɪəlɪ
normally
ˈnɔːməlɪ
originally
əˈrɪdʒɪnəlɪ
particularly
pəˈtɪkjʊləlɪ
peritoneally
ˌpɛrɪtəˈniːəlɪ
primarily
ˈpraɪmərəlɪ
properly
ˈprɒpəlɪ
really
ˈrɪəlɪ
surreally
səˈriːəlɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRUELLY

cruddy
crude
crude oil
crude steel
crudely
Cruden
crudeness
crudity
crudy
cruel
cruelness
cruels
cruelties
cruelty
cruelty-free
cruet
cruet set
Cruft
Cruikshank
cruise

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRUELLY

belly
Clovelly
Donnelly
felly
gelly
grape jelly
gravelly
jelly
Kelly
nelly
novelly
royal jelly
shelly
skelly
smelly
squirrelly
telly
underbelly
welly
yellow-belly

Synonyms and antonyms of cruelly in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CRUELLY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «cruelly» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of cruelly

Translation of «cruelly» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRUELLY

Find out the translation of cruelly to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cruelly from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cruelly» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

残酷
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cruelmente
570 millions of speakers

English

cruelly
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

निर्दयतापूर्वक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بقسوة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

жестоко
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cruelmente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নিষ্ঠুরভাবে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cruellement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kejam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

grausam
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

残酷に
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

잔인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kejem
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

độc ác
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கொடூரமாக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

निर्दयपणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zalimce
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

crudelmente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

okrutnie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

жорстоко
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cu cruzime
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απάνθρωπα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wreed
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

grymt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

grusomt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cruelly

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRUELLY»

The term «cruelly» is regularly used and occupies the 56.719 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CRUELLY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cruelly

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8 QUOTES WITH «CRUELLY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cruelly.
1
Sean Brady
I deeply regret that those with the authority and responsibility to deal appropriately with Brendan Smyth failed to do so, with tragic and painful consequences for those children he so cruelly abused.
2
Eliza Cook
How cruelly sweet are the echoes that start, When memory plays an old tune on the heart.
3
Michael J. Fox
One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.
4
John Brown Gordon
No people in the history of the world have ever been so misunderstood, so misjudged, and so cruelly maligned.
5
Jupiter Hammon
If a servant strives to please his master and studies and takes pains to do it, I believe there are but few masters who would use such a servant cruelly.
6
Margaret Mead
It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.
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Richard Russo
I think that if people are instructed about anything, it should be about the nature of cruelty. And about why people behave so cruelly to each other. And what kind of satisfactions they derive from it. And why there is always a cost, and a price to be paid.
8
Jonathan Sacks
Yom HaShoah is a vital day in the Jewish calendar, providing us with a focal point for our remembrance. We cannot bring the dead back to life, but we can bring their memory back to life and ensure they are not forgotten. We can undertake in our lives to do what they were so cruelly prevented from doing in theirs.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRUELLY»

Discover the use of cruelly in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cruelly and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Martha, Really and Cruelly: The Completely Unauthorized ...
Written in "Martha's" voice, the book reveals early incidents of unethical playing-house tactics, questionable Kool-Aid stand practices, highly suspect home ec grades, and devious dating strategies. And that's before she's out of her teens!
Connor, Tom, Downey, Jim, 2013
2
Nobody Came: The appalling true story of brothers cruelly ...
A harrowing account by one of the survivors of the Haut de la Garenne children’s home
Robbie Garner, 2009
3
A Greater Guilt: Constance Emilie Kent and the Road Murder
2] Bernard Taylor, Cruelly Murdered. Constance Kent and the killing at Road Hill House, Souvenir Press, London, 1979. 3] Bernard Taylor, Cruelly Murdered, p. 113. 4] J. Rhode, The Case of Constance Kent, Geoffrey Bles, London, 1928, ...
Noeline Kyle, 2009
4
Sarah's Story - They cruelly stole my childhood. Here is my ...
Confusion and shame made her keep her secret for sixteen years. This is her remarkable story.Sarah has endured what no child should.
Sarah Preston, 2008
5
The Law of Animals: A Treatise on Property in Animals, Wild ...
Indictment for Cruelty — It is not sufficient to charge in the indictment that the defendant did "knowingly torture" an animal, in the absence of a statement of facts constituting such torture.104 But an indictment is sufficient that charges " cruelly ...
John Hall Ingham, 1900
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Translating Style: A Literary Approach to Translation - A ...
But it is the next sentence that produces the most extraordinary collocation of the whole passage and perhaps the most serious (this time inevitable) loss in the Italian. Gudrun, new from her life in Chelsea and Sussex, shrank cruelly from this  ...
Tim Parks, 2014
7
A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for ...
and feet of the said Luisa were cruelly and severely bruised strained and wound ed and the said Luisa was thereby rendered sick and distempered and her life greatly endangered and hath been ever since rendered weak and sick and ...
8
Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials and ...
and feet of the said Luisa were cruelly and severely bruised strained and wounded and the said Luisa was thereby rendered sick and distempered and her life greatly endangered and hath been ever since rendered°weak and sick and ...
9
Food Ethics
What is at stake for Kant is the motive for not treating animals cruelly. Animal rights theorists want people to be coercively motivated to keep them from treating animals cruelly by giving ani— mals rights. If animals have a right not to be treated ...
Paul Pojman, Louis Pojman, 2011
10
Without Alibi
If I say right now, speaking in your direction but without identifiable addressee: " Yes, I am suffering cruelly," or again, "You are being made or allowed to surfer cruelly," or yet again, "You are making her or you are letting him suffer cruelly," or  ...
Jacques Derrida, Peggy Kamuf, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRUELLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cruelly is used in the context of the following news items.
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James and Crystal Driggers arrested: Daughter cruelly castigated …
James and Crystal Driggers banished their 14-year-old daughter to a tent in the woods for eating a Pop-Tart without permission. The tent was ... «Examiner.com, Jul 15»
2
A Number review – Caryl Churchill explores the danger of artificial …
... this is a man who has driven his wife to suicide, cruelly mistreated his first son and is now seeking spiritual absolution and personal profit. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Logic and form point to Wexford Leinster U-21 final victory
It certainly isn't Dublin's year after being cruelly dumped out by a late Mark Mansfield goal in the quarter-final. The lesson was salient: Kilkenny ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
4
Sentimental lights stolen from cancer sufferer are replaced
A CANCER sufferer who had her garden lights cruelly snatched by thieves has had her "spirits lifted" after a stranger kindly stepped in. «Grimsby Telegraph, Jul 15»
5
Crohn's disease sufferer left humiliated at Plymouth supermarket
“I rarely go out, which is why it was devastating to be treated so cruelly by the Co-op. I'd had a lovely weekend, and it really knocked my ... «Plymouth Herald, Jul 15»
6
State of Origin: Stand aside you Maroons, the Blues are about to …
... only to be cruelly beaten in the last minute, even as Ray Warren roars about it being "the greatest game in Origin history", Phil Gould decries ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
7
Is English football a basket case?
... sob stories, was provided when the unlucky Clare Bassett so cruelly put through her own goal to give such a late semi-final winner to Japan. «World Soccer, Jul 15»
8
Gold Cup Daily: Nazon puts name in Haiti's soccer history books …
Cruelly, many stats services and media outlets credited the player who was supposed to be wearing the No. 20 shirt, but Nazon won't worry too ... «Goal.com, Jul 15»
9
Forget the social media, children come first
Looking for public support for their “cases” with allegations and self-justification on Twitter is not only tacky and pointless but cruelly insensitive ... «The Bolton News, Jul 15»
10
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Initial Testing Complete, We Get Cool Pics …
Ford promises that testing will continue throughout this year and into next, and cruelly reminds us that we won't be able to drive the final product ... «Car and Driver, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Cruelly [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cruelly>. Aug 2019 ».
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