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Meaning & Definition of Cruelty in English





1. A cruel act

  • A deliberate infliction of pain and suffering
  • cruelty,
  • inhuman treatment

2. Feelings of extreme heartlessness

  • cruelty,
  • mercilessness,
  • pitilessness,
  • ruthlessness

3. The quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance

  • cruelty,
  • cruelness,
  • harshness

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Human cruelty has no limits.
I cannot abide to see such cruelty.
People talk sometimes of a bestial cruelty, but that's a great injustice and insult to the beasts; a beast can never be so cruel as a man, so artistically cruel. The tiger only tears and gnaws, that's all he can do. He would never think of nailing people by the ears, even if he were able to do it.