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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "cruelty":

    ruthlessness, cruel, barbarity, inhumanity, brutality, wickedness, meanness, atrocity, savagery, ferocity

How to pronounce cruelty?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to say cruelty in sign language?

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How to use cruelty in a sentence?

  1. Dag Hammarskjld:

    You cannot play with the animal in you without becoming wholly animal, play with falsehood without forfeiting your right to truth, play with cruelty without losing your sensitivity of mind. He who wants to keep his garden tidy doesn't reserve a patch for

  2. Cesar Chavez, letter:

    Kindness and compassion toward all living things is a mark of a civilized society. Conversely, cruelty, whether it is directed against human beings or against animals, is not the exclusive province of any one culture or community of people. Racism, economic deprival, dog fighting and cock fighting, bull fighting and rodeos are cut from the same fabric: violence. Only when we have become nonviolent toward all life will we have learned to live well ourselves.

  3. Monica Rudiger:

    It's become a craze, i appreciate the exposure but I hope the message is long-lasting that animal cruelty is real and this is just one guy who's experienced it.

  4. 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.

  5. John Bunyan:

    Hanging is too good for him said Mr. Cruelty.


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