Associations to the word «Cruelty»


CRUELTY, noun. (uncountable) an indifference to suffering or positive pleasure in inflicting suffering.
CRUELTY, noun. (countable) a cruel act

Dictionary definition

CRUELTY, noun. A cruel act; a deliberate infliction of pain and suffering.
CRUELTY, noun. Feelings of extreme heartlessness.
CRUELTY, noun. The quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance.

Wise words

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