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synonyms for cruelty

  • barbarism
  • barbarity
  • inhumanity
  • malice
  • persecution
  • savagery
  • torture
  • animality
  • bestiality
  • bloodthirstiness
  • callousness
  • coarseness
  • coldness
  • depravity
  • despotism
  • ferocity
  • fierceness
  • heartlessness
  • insensibility
  • insensitiveness
  • malignity
  • masochism
  • mercilessness
  • murderousness
  • rancor
  • ruthlessness
  • sadism
  • savageness
  • severity
  • spite
  • spitefulness
  • truculence
  • unfeelingness
  • unkindness
  • venom
  • viciousness
  • wickedness
  • brutishness
  • fiendishness
  • hard-heartedness
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antonyms for cruelty

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  • kindness
  • love
  • charity
  • compassion
  • consideration
  • feeling
  • gentility
  • mercy
  • niceness
  • thoughtfulness
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How to use cruelty in a sentence

He didn’t want to see any more suffering, injustice and cruelty.
JOE IDE’S IQ SERIES CONTINUES WITH THE IDIOSYNCRATIC MARVEL ‘SMOKE’MAUREEN CORRIGANFEBRUARY 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Faced with the cruelty of slavery, those who had escaped it began seeking support abroad.
FOR GENERATIONS, AFRICAN AMERICANS HAVE LED GLOBAL ANTIRACIST MOVEMENTSBRENDA PLUMMERFEBRUARY 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I guess I just felt like I was worth something, like all the pain and cruelty wasn’t what was real.
NEAR THE END OF LIFE, MY HOSPICE PATIENT HAD A GHOSTLY VISITOR WHO ALTERED HIS VIEW OF THE WORLDSCOTT JANSSENJANUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Mistreatment ranged, much as it did in the United States, from individual acts of cruelty to systemic oppression.
A RESTAURATEUR RELUCTANTLY BECOMES A CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER IN STEVE MCQUEEN’S BRILLIANT ‘MANGROVE’JOSHUA DAVID STEINDECEMBER 2, 2020EATER
Plus, for each journal purchased a percentage of the profit is donated to a non-profit organization in Zambia that promotes the prevention of child cruelty.
THESE NOTEBOOKS ARE EXCELLENT GIFTSPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMSEPTEMBER 28, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Her pulse was beneath his fingers, and with every stroke of it he felt more keenly the mystery and cruelty of life.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
Say that my anger has no bounds—that my heart is breaking—will break and kill me, if he persists in his ingratitude and cruelty.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
I could find in the Bible more instances of Jahweh's cruelty and barbarity and lack of mercy than I can find room for.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
He loathed himself for submitting to her cruelty, for it was intentional cruelty—she made him writhe and suffer of set purpose.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
The cruelty hidden in the beautiful lines of his mouth took instant prominence in the smile that flickered round it.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
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WORDS RELATED TO CRUELTY

  • atrocity
  • barbarity
  • brutality
  • catachresis
  • coarseness
  • corruption
  • cruelty
  • impropriety
  • inhumanity
  • localism
  • malapropism
  • misusage
  • misuse
  • primitive culture
  • provincialism
  • solecism
  • uncivilizedness
  • vernacularism
  • vernacularity
  • vulgarism
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Fletcherizeverb (used with or without object) | [flech-uh-rahyz ]SEE DEFINITION