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1. cruelty

noun. ['ˈkruːlti, ˈkruːəlti'] a cruel act; a deliberate infliction of pain and suffering.

Synonyms

  • maltreatment
  • impalement
  • abuse
  • atrocity
  • ill-usage
  • inhuman treatment
  • ill-treatment

Antonyms

  • good
  • benevolence
  • beneficence
  • love

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Rhymes with Cruelty

  • admiralty
  • casualty
  • casualty
  • casualty
  • coltie
  • cruelty
  • difficulty
  • difficulty
  • disloyalty
  • esselte
  • faculty
  • faulty
  • fealty
  • fealty
  • felty
  • frailty
  • glotfelty
  • hilty
  • kampschulte
  • kelty

2. cruelty

noun. ['ˈkruːlti, ˈkruːəlti'] the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance.

Synonyms

  • cruelness
  • ferociousness
  • malevolence
  • harshness
  • viciousness
  • savagery
  • murderousness
  • malevolency
  • brutality

Antonyms

  • smoothness
  • humaneness
  • mercifulness
  • concern

3. cruelty

noun. ['ˈkruːlti, ˈkruːəlti'] feelings of extreme heartlessness.

Synonyms

  • coldheartedness
  • heartlessness
  • pitilessness
  • hardheartedness
  • ruthlessness

Sentences with cruelty


1. Noun, singular or mass
Some states of the U.S. have laws to regulate commercial kennels to prevent cruelty, but the laws are hard to police.

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