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Cruelty

Meanings and phrases

cruelty

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a cruel act; a deliberate infliction of pain and suffering; inhuman treatment
  2. feelings of extreme heartlessness; mercilessness; pitilessness; ruthlessness
  3. the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance; cruelness; harshness

animal cruelty

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Chipperfield was later charged with 12 counts of animal cruelty.
  • In 1985 he authored an article on animal cruelty, "Animal Wrongs".
  • The agency enforced humane laws, and investigated cases of animal cruelty.

cruelty to animals

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Zoosadism Zoosadism is pleasure derived from cruelty to animals.
  • She helped run the animal shelter and was part of raids related to cruelty to animals.
  • In 1809 Erskine "introduced into the Lords a Bill for the prevention of malicious and wanton cruelty to animals".
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