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mental cruelty

noun [U] uk   us  
behaviour that makes another person suffer emotionally but does not involve physical violence: She divorced her husband on the grounds of mental cruelty.
Translations of “mental cruelty”
in Chinese (Traditional) 精神虐待…
in Chinese (Simplified) 精神虐待…
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