- plural form of cruelty
Variant of cruelty
- the quality or condition of being cruel; inhumanity; hardheartedness
- pl. cruelties a cruel action, remark, etc.
- Law willful infliction of physical pain or suffering upon a person or animal, or of mental distress upon a person
Origin of crueltyMiddle English cruelte ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin crudelitas ; from cruel