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Noun
An indifference to suffering, or pleasure in inflicting suffering
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“There arose a general cry against the instruments of the tyrant's cruelty, and vengeance was demanded on the delators.”
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Harshness in a state or environment, typically one causing distress or misery
“The cruelty of the elements must conspire, like pernicious ministers, with the cruelty of arbitrary human will and passions.”
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Intention to harm or deprive in an illegal or immoral way
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Prolonged cruel or unjust treatment, especially through the exercise of authority
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(count noun) Something which prevents a being from experiencing happiness or good in their lives, or inflicting harm
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