cruelty Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “cruelty” in the English Dictionary

"cruelty" in British English

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crueltynoun [U or C]

uk   /ˈkruː.əl.ti/ /ˈkrʊəl-/  us   /-t̬i/
B2 cruelbehaviour or a ​cruelaction: The ​farmer was ​accused of cruelty toanimals.
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(Definition of cruelty from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cruelty”
in Arabic وَحْشِيّة…
in Korean 잔인함, 학대…
in Portuguese crueldade…
in Catalan crueltat…
in Japanese 残酷さ, 虐待…
in Chinese (Simplified) 残忍,残酷, 残酷行为, 虐待…
in Turkish acımasızlık, zulüm…
in Russian жестокость…
in Chinese (Traditional) 殘忍,殘酷, 殘酷行爲, 虐待…
in Italian crudeltà…
in Polish okrucieństwo…
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