Cruel vs Creel - What's the difference?

cruel | creel |


As an adjective cruel

is not nice; mean; heartless.

As a verb cruel

is to spoil or ruin (one's chance of success).

As a noun creel is

(fishing) an osier basket, such as anglers use to hold fish.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

cruel

English

Adjective

(en-adj)
  • Not nice; mean; heartless.
  • The supervisor was very cruel to Josh, as he would always give Josh the hardest, most degrading work he could find.
  • (slang) Cool; awesome; neat.
  • Synonyms

    * brutal * sadistic * vicious

    Antonyms

    * merciful

    Derived terms

    * cruelly

    Verb

  • To spoil or ruin (one's chance of success)
  • Anagrams

    * * ----

    creel

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (fishing) An osier basket, such as anglers use to hold fish.
  • *1897 , William Henley, In Fisherrow :
  • *:Her great creel forehead-slung, she wanders nigh,
  • *:Easing the heavy strap with gnarled, brown fingers
  • A bar or set of bars with skewers for holding paying-off bobbins, as in the roving machine, throstle, and mule.
  • Derived terms

    * creeler