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Conduct that makes another person suffer but does not involve physical assault.
- ‘Why would she endure months of alleged mental cruelty if she understood the agreement was only for existing assets something with which she had no problem?’
- ‘In its ruling the court said the husband's behaviour towards his wife constituted mental cruelty under Indian matrimonial law.’
- ‘Make a report to the police - almost every form of physical and sexual abuse is illegal and so are many forms of mental cruelty.’
- ‘‘You can fight with your family,’ he says, ‘but it's not mental cruelty.’’
- ‘If you said that stuff to a player nowadays he'd be running away getting his agent and getting you sued for mental cruelty.’
mental cruelty/ˈˌmen(t)l ˈkro͞o(ə)ltē/
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