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[ざん()·こく()]
zankoku
na adjective, noun

Alternate Written Forms:

[ざん()·こく()]
zankoku
[ざん()·こく()]
zankoku

Root Words:

[さん() + こく()]
san + koku

English Meaning(s) for 残酷

na adjective, noun
  1. cruel; brutal; ruthless; merciless; inhuman

Definition and Synonyms for 残酷

Harshness the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance
Synonyms: 不人情, 冷酷, 暴虐, 残虐, 残酷
Roughshod (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
Synonyms: ひどい, むごい, むごたらしい, 凶悪, 暴虐, 極悪, 残忍, 残虐, 残酷, 無情, 無慈悲, 無残, 無道, 猛悪, 苛虐, 過酷, 酷悪, 陰惨, 非道
Inhumanely in an inhumane manner
Synonyms: 残酷
Brutish resembling a beast
Synonyms: むごい, 凶悪, 凶暴, 強暴, 悪逆, 極悪, 残忍, 残忍冷酷, 残忍酷薄, 残忍非道, 残虐, 残酷, 酷悪
Cold-Blooded without compunction or human feeling
Synonyms: ひどい, むごい, むごたらしい, 不人情, 冷血, 冷酷, 冷酷無惨, 残酷, 没義道, 無情, 酷薄
Harsh unkind or cruel or uncivil
Synonyms: 残酷
Unmerciful having or showing no mercy
Synonyms: ひどい, むごい, むごたらしい, 冷酷, 厳酷, 惨酷, 手ひどい, 残忍, 残酷, 殺生, 無慈悲, 苛虐, 過酷
Pitiless without mercy or pity
Synonyms: ひどい, むごい, 残酷, 無情, 無慈悲
Rigorousness excessive sternness
Synonyms: 不良, 厳しい, 厳しさ, 感度, 残酷, 激烈, 無情, 熾烈
Ruthlessness mercilessness characterized by a lack of pity
Synonyms: 残酷, 無慈悲, 薄情
Brutish showing lack of human sensibility
Synonyms: むごい, 凶悪, 凶暴, 強暴, 悪逆, 極悪, 残忍, 残忍冷酷, 残忍酷薄, 残忍非道, 残虐, 残酷, 酷悪

Meanings for each kanji in 残酷

remainder; leftover; balance Kanji Details »
cruel; severe; atrocious; unjust Kanji Details »

Categories 残酷 is a member of

Sternness uncompromising resolution
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Unmercifulness inhumaneness evidenced by an unwillingness to be kind or forgiving
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Malevolence the quality of threatening evil
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 残酷

Sample Sentences for 残酷

Can a child do such a cruel thing?
Cruelty is quite alien to his nature.
The movie is too violent for kids.
It is cruel to mock a blind man.
An overwhelming majority voted to abolish the brutal punishment.

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