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Synonyms for cruelty
ˈkru əl ticru·el·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cruelty, inhuman treatmentnoun

    a cruel act; a deliberate infliction of pain and suffering

    pitilessness, inhuman treatment, harshness, cruelness, ruthlessness, mercilessness

  2. cruelty, mercilessness, pitilessness, ruthlessnessnoun

    feelings of extreme heartlessness

    harshness, unmercifulness, pitilessness, mercilessness, ruthlessness, cruelness, inhuman treatment

  3. cruelty, cruelness, harshnessnoun

    the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance

    mercilessness, rigor, pitilessness, inclemency, roughness, hardness, ruthlessness, scratchiness, stiffness, harshness, cruelness, severeness, rigorousness, inhuman treatment, abrasiveness, severity, rigourousness, rigour

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. crueltynoun

    inhumanity, barbarity, brutality, brutishness, ferocity, savageness truculence, blood-thirstiness

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  1. Albert Schweitzer:

    We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace.”

  2. Paul Shapiro:

    The state clearly has the right to ban the sale of the products of animal cruelty.

  3. Joe Biden:

    Threatening the safety of Americans or any innocent civilians is always unacceptable, and hostage-taking is an act of particular cruelty and cowardice, the Taliban must immediately release Mark before it can expect any consideration of its aspirations for legitimacy. This is not negotiable.

  4. Phaedrus:

    Gentleness is the antidote for cruelty.

  5. Alejandro Mayorkas:

    The cruelty of the prior administration has come to an end.

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