What is the verb of cruel?
cruel (third-person singular simple present cruels, present participle cruelling, simple past and past participle cruelled).
Is cruel a verb or adjective?
adjective. /ˈkruəl/ , /krul/ (crueler, cruelest, (Canadian English usually)crueller, cruellest) 1cruel (to somebody/something) having a desire to cause pain and suffering a cruel dictator I can’t stand people who are cruel to animals.
Can better be used as a verb?
verb (used with object) to increase the good qualities of; make better; improve: to better one’s grades;to better the lot of the suburban commuter. to improve upon; surpass; exceed: We have bettered last year’s production record.
What type of word is cruel?
adjective, cru·el·er, cru·el·est. enjoying the pain or distress of others: the cruel spectators of the gladiatorial contests. causing or marked by great pain or distress: a cruel remark; a cruel affliction. rigid; stern; strict; unrelentingly severe.
What is the verb of smart?
verb. smarted; smarting; smarts. Definition of smart (Entry 2 of 4) intransitive verb. 1 : to cause or be the cause or seat of a sharp stinging pain also : to feel or have such a pain.