Definition of 'cruelty'

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Yet the sentence for the gravest case of animal cruelty is six months and a fine. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The attack was not being connected to any other animal cruelty incident. Times, Sunday Times (2016)MPs have demanded a clampdown on evil online dog breeders after an avalanche of animal cruelty complaints. The Sun (2016)Investigators said they were seeking to determine whether the incident constitutes animal cruelty. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He denies cruelty and causing suffering at Hull crown court. The Sun (2016)They deny two cruelty charges. The Sun (2016)TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after a dog was found buried alive with a nail hammered between its eyes. The Sun (2016)The cruelty of the bear farming is indescribable. Times, Sunday Times (2013)What else is such casual cruelty but evil? Times, Sunday Times (2007)The court said that the taunting of a spouse in such a manner amounted to mental cruelty. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is much casual cruelty in this book. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)His condemnation is reserved for cruelty to animals. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)We still have no cures for war, cruelty or greed. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I was seeing the cruelty of life that touches us all. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He defends murder, since it is hypocritical to condemn it if you accept the far worse cruelty of war. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)I could not bear the cruelty. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The North London pair were convicted with their lodger of appalling cruelty. The Sun (2008)It is not just sadness in such a situation, it is appalling, gratuitous cruelty. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The works may tell us about death, suffering, cruelty or pain but few have anything to say about these subjects. Christianity Today (2000)

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Translations for 'cruelty'

British English: cruelty /ˈkruːəltɪ/ NOUN
Cruelty is behaviour that deliberately causes pain or distress to people or animals.
There are laws against cruelty to animals.
  • American English: cruelty
  • Arabic: قَسْوَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: crueldade
  • Chinese: 残忍
  • Croatian: okrutnost
  • Czech: krutost
  • Danish: ondskab
  • Dutch: wreedheid
  • European Spanish: crueldad
  • Finnish: julmuus
  • French: cruauté
  • German: Grausamkeit
  • Greek: σκληρότητα
  • Italian: crudeltà
  • Japanese: 残酷
  • Korean: 잔학함
  • Norwegian: grusomhet
  • Polish: okrucieństwo
  • European Portuguese: crueldade
  • Romanian: cruzime
  • Russian: жестокость
  • Latin American Spanish: crueldad
  • Swedish: grymhet
  • Thai: ความโหดร้าย
  • Turkish: zulüm
  • Ukrainian: жорстокість
  • Vietnamese: sự tàn nhẫn


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