Definition of cruelty:
grimness, viciousness, rigorousness, bullying, sadism, inflexibility, evil, outrage, abuse, cronyism, indifference, severeness, barbarousness, atrocity, bias, unnaturalness, injustice, persecution, hardness of heart, barbarity, partiality, favorite, scratchiness, malice, atrociousness, rigourousness, brutalities, truculence, maltreatment, animality, despotism, mercilessness, stiffness, kind, savageness, savagery, implacability, bestiality, rigor, attitude, inhumanness, ruthlessness, harshness, bestiality, inhuman treatment, rancor, unkindness, barbarity, inequity, nepotism, fierceness, wickedness, insensibility, pitilessness, heartlessness, wantonness, coldness, truculency, inclemency, tyranny, brutishness, relentlessness, hardness, truculence, rigour, roughness, abrasiveness, insensitivity, imbalance, callousness, inequality, inquisition, malignity, venom, unfeelingness, monstrousness, savagery, cruelness, ferocity.
painfulness (part of speech: noun)
- pitilessness (part of speech: noun)
- "A Heart-Song of To-day", Annie Gregg Savigny.
- "Hints for Lovers", Arnold Haultain.
- "Mary Gray", Katharine Tynan.