cruelty definition

  • noun:
    • the product quality or problem of being cruel.
    • anything, including a cruel act or remark, that causes pain or suffering.
    • Law The infliction of actual or psychological distress, particularly when considered a determinant in granting a divorce.
    • an indifference to putting up with or positive enjoyment in inflicting suffering.
    • a cruel act
    • The characteristic or quality of becoming cruel; a disposition to provide unneeded discomfort or suffering to other people; inhumanity; barbarity.
    • A cruel and barbarous deed; inhuman treatment; the work of willfully causing unnecessary discomfort.
    • the caliber of becoming harsh; the disposition to inflict suffering, physical or emotional; indifference to or pleasure into the pain or stress of others; inhumanity.
    • A cruel act; a barbarous deed; specifically, in-law, an act inflicting severe pain and through with wilfulness and malice.
    • . Harshness or energy of physical impression; power by a smell.
    • Synonyms Inhumanity, barbarity, savageness, ferocity, brutality.
    • a cruel work; a deliberate infliction of discomfort and suffering
    • thoughts of extreme heartlessness
    • the quality of becoming cruel and causing tension or irritation

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