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Definition of Cruelty


  1. The attribute or quality of being cruel; a disposition to give unnecessary pain or suffering to others; inhumanity; barbarity.
  2. A cruel and barbarous deed; inhuman treatment; the act of willfully causing unnecessary pain.

Cruelty Quotations

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.
William Tecumseh Sherman

Weakness is what brings ignorance, cheapness, racism, homophobia, desperation, cruelty, brutality, all these things that will keep a society chained to the ground, one foot nailed to the floor.
Henry Rollins

Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
Alphonse de Lamartine

Farewell, fair cruelty.
William Shakespeare
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Cruelty Translations

cruelty in German is Grausamkeit
cruelty in Italian is efferatezza, maltrattamento
cruelty in Latin is crudelitas, atrocitas
cruelty in Norwegian is grusomhet
cruelty in Spanish is sevicia, crueldad, maltrato
cruelty in Swedish is grymhet
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