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One entry found for cruelty.
Entry Word: cruelty
Function: noun
Text: the willful infliction of pain and suffering on others <centuries after he ravaged Europe, Attila the Hun remains notorious for his cruelty>
Synonyms barbarity, brutality, cruelness, heartlessness, inhumanity, sadism, savageness, savagery, viciousness, wantonness
Related Words mercilessness, ruthlessness; ferocity, fierceness; bloodthirstiness, sanguinity; cattiness, despitefulness, hatefulness, malevolence, maliciousness, malignity, meanness, nastiness, spitefulness
Near Antonyms tenderness, warmheartedness, warmth; clemency, leniency, mercifulness, mercy, pity
Antonyms benignity, compassion, good-heartedness, humanity, kindheartedness, kindness, sympathy