Synonyms of cruelty in English:

cruelty


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noun

1‘he treated her with extreme cruelty’

SYNONYMS
brutality, savagery, savageness, inhumanity, barbarism, barbarousness, brutishness, bloodthirstiness, murderousness, viciousness, ferocity, ferociousness, fierceness
callousness, sadism, ruthlessness, relentlessness, mercilessness, pitilessness, remorselessness, lack of regard, lack of sympathy, lack of charity, heartlessness, cold-heartedness, cold-bloodedness, severity, harshness, inclemency
wickedness, badness, baseness, iniquity, blackness, black-heartedness, evil, fiendishness, devilishness, heinousness, nastiness, unkindness, abuse
rare ferity
ANTONYMS

compassion, mercy

2‘the cruelty of a cold winter night’

SYNONYMS
harshness, severity, unkindness, relentlessness, grimness, hardness, toughness, bitterness, painfulness, wretchedness
torment, trauma, pain, distress, misery
ANTONYMS

mildness