Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
cruelty /'kruəlti/
  • danh từ
    • sự hung ác, sự tàn ác, sự tàn bạo, sự tàn nhẫn, tính độc ác, tính ác nghiệt
    • hành động tàn ác
Concise Dictionary
+a cruel act; a deliberate infliction of pain and suffering
+feelings of extreme heartlessness
+the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance

Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun (plural cruelties)
1 [U] (to sb/sth) behaviour that causes pain or suffering to others, especially deliberately: cruelty to animals + The deliberate cruelty of his words cut her like a knife.
2 [C, usually pl.] a cruel action: Frightening cruelties were inflicted on child factory workers well into the 19th century.
3 [C, U] something that happens that seems unfair: the cruelties of life
Collocation Dictionary


extreme, great
an act of extreme cruelty
| deliberate | mental | animal, child
Cases of child cruelty occur more often than they are observed.


inflict, show (sb)
How can you inflict such cruelty on a child? Her stepmother showed her nothing but cruelty.
| suffer
The children suffered mental cruelty and neglect.


~ to/towards
cruelty to animals

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