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na adjective, noun

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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
» cruel; severe; atrocious; unjust

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?
The cruelty of the torture in the police station is beyond description.
Don't be cruel to animals.
An overwhelming majority voted to abolish the brutal punishment.
The monster's smile was cruel.

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