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Synonyms for cruelty
ˈkru əl ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cruelty, inhuman treatment(noun)

    a cruel act; a deliberate infliction of pain and suffering

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

  2. cruelty, mercilessness, pitilessness, ruthlessness(noun)

    feelings of extreme heartlessness

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

  3. cruelty, cruelness, harshness(noun)

    the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cruelty(n.)

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

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How to use cruelty in a sentence?

  1. Emilie Fe delos Santos:

    We filed a murder case, it's a capital offense so there will be no bail. There was aggravated treachery, abuse of superior strength and cruelty.

  2. Rue McClanahan:

    Cruelty is one fashion statement we can all do without.

  3. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin:

    Oklahoma executes murderers whose crimes are especially heinous, i support that policy, and I believe capital punishment must be performed effectively and without cruelty. The bill I signed today gives the state of Oklahoma another death penalty option that meets that standard.

  4. Deputy Chief Inspector Nicole Broster:

    ( SWNS) The gruesome discovery took place on March 9 outside of an unidentified building in the Cricklewood neighborhood. When the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals( RSPCA) arrived to make the rescue, they had to call for backup. Deputy Chief Inspector Nicole Broster told the outlet that firefighters had to use car-crash rescue machinery to remove the section of the fence the cat was trapped on. The male ginger and white cat was found at 3:50 a.m. on March 9. ( SWNS) WHY YOUR PET ’S FOOD BOWL COULD BE MAKING YOU SICK When I got there I was incredibly shocked — in all my years with the RSPCA I have never seen anything like it. This poor cat literally had two metal posts protruding through his body.

  5. Amnesty International:

    The flogging of Raif Badawi is a vicious act of cruelty which is prohibited under international law, by ignoring international calls to cancel the flogging Saudi Arabia's authorities have demonstrated an abhorrent disregard for the most basic human rights principles.


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