mental cruelty Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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mental crueltynoun [U]

uk   us  
behaviour that makes another ​personsufferemotionally but does not ​involvephysicalviolence: She ​divorced her ​husband on the ​grounds of ​mentalcruelty.
(Definition of mental cruelty from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mental cruelty”
in Chinese (Simplified) 精神虐待…
in Chinese (Traditional) 精神虐待…
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