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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cruelty  \Cru"el*ty\  (-t[y^]),  n.;  pl  {Cruelties}  (-t[i^]z). 
  [OF.  cruelt['e],  F.  cruaut['e],  fr  L.  crudelitas  fr 
  crudelis  See  {Cruel}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cruelty 
  n  1:  a  cruel  act  a  deliberate  infliction  of  pain  and  suffering 
  [syn:  {inhuman  treatment}] 
  2:  feelings  of  extreme  heartlessness  [syn:  {mercilessness},  {pitilessness}, 
  {ruthlessness}] 
  3:  the  quality  of  being  cruel  and  causing  tension  or  annoyance 
  [syn:  {cruelness},  {harshness}] 




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