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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 say cruelty in sign language?

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How to use cruelty in a sentence?

  1. Aaron Reyes:

    In the video, someone has taken a pig and holds its rear leg in the air while another animal, a dog, runs to attack it, that, in and of itself, is a penal code animal cruelty violation in the state of California, but the office still needs to investigate the circumstances.

  2. Sigmund Freud:

    It is a great injustice to persecute homosexuality as a crime, and cruelty too.

  3. Matt Dillon:

    I almost didn't do the film because of that, it wasn't so much the graphic nature of it. For me, the most troubling thing about it was the humiliation, the cruelty, but ... with Lars you have to take the good with the bad.

  4. Rosalie Oliver:

    There was no need for the other five, one shot for me is cruelty.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    To be silent upon the idiocy is substantial diplomacy; subsequently, to be silent upon cruelty is grave cruelty.


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