cruelty cruelty  /ˈkrul ti/


  1. (n) a cruel act; a deliberate infliction of pain and suffering
  2. (n) feelings of extreme heartlessness
  3. (n) the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance


  1. International animal-rights activists accuse India of showing uncharacteristic cruelty toward its cows.
  2. The cruelty to children charge was included because the daughter witnessed the beating.
  3. She revels in cruelty and laughter.


  1. District Attorney Launches Campaign Against Animal Cruelty

    The Clark County District Attorney's animal cruelty campaign launched Thursday has a strong message: Hurt your pets and pay the price.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KLAS Las Vegas

  2. Former Wareham animal control officer's animal-cruelty trial is Sept 10

    The former Wareham animal control officer charged with animal cruelty has a trial date of Sept. 10. The date was set during a pre-trial hearing in Wareham District Court Thursday.  
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Wareham Courier

  3. Animal Cruelty Investigation: Dog’s Ears Cut With Scissors

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – A case of animal cruelty out of the Shoals has animal lovers outraged. According to Florence...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WHNT-TV Huntsville


  1. "This report makes it clear that great wrong and hurt were caused to some of the most vulnerable children in our society," Brady said. "It documents a shameful catalog of cruelty: neglect, physical, sexual and emotional abuse, perpetrated...
    on May 20, 2009 By: Sean Brady Source: United Press International

  2. "I, for one, am really tired of the diatribes, the 'humor' at others' expense, the cruelty that passes for 'funny,'" Roker said.
    on Apr 10, 2007 By: Al Roker Source: Forbes

  3. "This war-weary soldier," the author writes, "had a dream of humanity and peace in a world of cruelty and violence. He envisioned a new world as a place where people of different cultures could live together in amity and concord. This became...
    on Oct 18, 2008 By: David Johnston Source: Washington Times

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