crueltynoun [U or C]uk /ˈkruː.əl.ti/ us /ˈkruː.əl.t̬i/
- The slaves were treated with sickening cruelty.
- I find any cruelty to children utterly repellent.
- She divorced her husband on the grounds of mental cruelty.
- The cruelty displayed by these torturers is hard to comprehend.
- This arrogant and evil character used cruelty and fear to control his whole family.