Meaning of “mental cruelty” in the English Dictionary

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mental crueltynoun [ U ]

uk /ˌmen.təl ˈkruː.əl.ti/ us /ˌmen.t̬əl ˈkruː.əl.t̬i/

behaviour that makes another person suffer emotionally but does not involve physical violence:

(Definition of “mental cruelty” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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