Online Google Dictionary

cruelty 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˈkro͞oəltē/,
Font size:

cruelties, plural;
  1. Callous indifference to or pleasure in causing pain and suffering
    • - he has treated her with extreme cruelty
  2. Behavior that causes pain or suffering to a person or animal
    • - we can't stand cruelty to animals
    • - the cruelties of forced assimilation and genocide
  3. Behavior that causes physical or mental harm to another, esp. a spouse, whether intentionally or not


  1. a cruel act; a deliberate infliction of pain and suffering
  2. feelings of extreme heartlessness
  3. the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance
  4. (cruel) barbarous: (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering; "a barbarous crime"; "brutal beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious kicks"
  5. Cruelty can be described as indifference to suffering, and even positive pleasure in inflicting it. If this is supported by a legal or social framework, then receives the name of perversion. Sadism can also be related to this form of action or concept.
  6. (Cruel (solitaire)) Cruel is a solitaire card game played using a deck of 52 playing cards. Its arrangement and game play are almost like another solitaire card game Perseverance.
  7. (Cruel (song)) "Cruel" is a pop rock track by New Zealand singer Dane Rumble. "Cruel" is the third solo single by Rumble, which was released as a digital download single on November 23, 2009. ...
  8. (cruel) To spoil or ruin (one's chance of success); Not nice; mean; heartless; Cool; awesome; neat
  9. (Cruel) Cruels are short, hairy, ugly creatures. There are very few of them left. They have extraordinarily long teeth which they use for biting, and enjoy torturing their victims. They are cowards, though, when facing anyone stronger than they are.
  10. (Cruel) and unusual punishment includes torture, deliberately degrading punishment, or punishment that is too severe for the crime committed.
  11. (cruel) Pain, death, loss, sickness, terror, hate, desolation, war and even time itself are the seeming cruel concomitants of this world. And therefore God, too, is very cruel if we believe He created this world of pain, death and misery. ...
  12. To dream of cruelty being shown you, foretells you will have trouble and disappointment in some dealings. If it is shown to others, there will be a disagreeable task set for others by you, which will contribute to you own loss.
  13. A striking example of the cruelty of Muhammad's character occurs in a tradition given in the Sahihu 'l Bukhari (p. 1019). ...
  14. In family law, the physical, verbal, emotional or mental abuse of one spouse by the other. See "Divorce, Grounds of."
  15. The intentional and malicious infliction of physical and/or mental suffering. Conduct by one spouse that makes the continuation of cohabitation intolerable for the other spouse. Mental or physical cruelty can establish grounds for divorce.
  16. This word has different meanings, as it is applicd to different things. Cruelty may be, 1. From hushand towards the wife, or vice versa. 2. From superior towards inferior, 3. From master towards slave. 4. To animals. These will be separately considered.
  17. Conscious action or inaction that may endanger life or cause serious health consequences to animals.
  18. One can imagine it, rarely perform it.
  19. is a sin, the disposition to inflict pain or suffering.
  20. actions that causes pain or sadness