Antonyms of adj cruel

1 sense of cruel

Sense 1
barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious -- ((of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering; "a barbarous crime"; "brutal beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious kicks")

INDIRECT (VIA inhumane) -> humane -- (marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering)

Similarity of adj cruel

1 sense of cruel

Sense 1
barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious -- ((of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering; "a barbarous crime"; "brutal beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious kicks")
       => inhumane (vs. humane) -- (lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion; "humans are innately inhumane; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world"; "biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used")

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