SCRABBLE ® cheat


cruel

Definitions by Oxford


[ˈkruː(ə)l], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- wilfully causing pain or suffering to others, or feeling no concern about it
(e.g: people who are cruel to animals)


Phrases:
- be cruel to be kind
- cruel and unusual punishment

Origin:
Middle English: via Old French from Latin crudelis, related to crudus (see crude)


[ˈkruː(ə)l], (Verb)

Definitions:
- spoil or ruin (an opportunity or a chance of success)
(e.g: Ernie nearly cruelled the whole thing by laughing)


Phrases:
- be cruel to be kind
- cruel and unusual punishment

Origin:
late 19th century: perhaps influenced by the idiom queer someone's pitch (see queer)







The SCRABBLE ® trademark

SCRABBLE ® is a registered trademark. All intellectual property rights in and to the game
are owned in the U.S.A. and Canada by Hasbro Inc. and throughout the rest of the world by
J.W. Spear and Sons, a subsidiary of Mattel Inc. This site is for entertainment purposes
only and is not sponsored by or affiliated with Hasbro or Mattel Inc. in any way.