Cruelty

Cru"el*ty

(-t), n.;
pl. Cruelties (-tz).
[OF. cruelt, F. cruaut, fr. L. crudelitas, fr. crudelis. See Cruel.]
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1. The attribute or quality of being cruel; a disposition to give unnecessary pain or suffering to others; inhumanity; barbarity.
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Pierced through the heart with your stern cruelty.
Shak.
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2. A cruel and barbarous deed; inhuman treatment; the act of willfully causing unnecessary pain.
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Cruelties worthy of the dungeons of the Inquisition.
Macaulay.

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