HyperDic: cruelty

English > 3 senses of the word cruelty:
NOUNactcruelty, inhuman treatmenta cruel act
feelingcruelty, mercilessness, pitilessness, ruthlessnessfeelings of extreme / extreme heartlessness
attributecruelty, cruelness, harshnessthe quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance
cruelty > pronunciation
Soundskruw'ahltiy; kruw'ltiy
Rhymesability ... zloty: 638 rhymes with tiy...
English > cruelty: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA cruel act; a deliberate infliction of pain and suffering.
Synonyminhuman treatment
Narroweratrocity, inhumanityAn act of atrocious cruelty
impalementThe act of piercing with a sharpened stake as a form of punishment or torture
Broadermaltreatment, ill-treatment, ill-usage, abusecruel or inhumane treatment
Spanishcrueldad, trato inhumano
Catalancrueltat, tractament inhumà
English > cruelty: 3 senses > noun 2, feeling
MeaningFeelings of extreme / extreme heartlessness.
Synonymsmercilessness, pitilessness, ruthlessness
Broaderheartlessness, coldheartedness, hardheartednessAn absence of concern for the welfare of others
English > cruelty: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance.
Synonymscruelness, harshness
Narrowerferociousness, brutality, viciousness, savageryThe trait of extreme / extreme cruelty
murderousnesscruelty evidence by a capability to commit murder
Broadermalevolence, malevolency, maliceThe quality of threatening evil

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