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cru·el·ty

cruelty

 
pronunciation:
krul ti [or] kru l ti
part of speech: noun
inflections: cruelties
definition 1: the state or characteristic of being cruel.
The cruelty of the wicked witch was known throughout the land.
antonyms:
compassion, pity
definition 2: a cruel action or comment.
She will be punished for her cruelty to animals.