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1‘he treated her with extreme cruelty’
brutality, savagery, savageness, inhumanity, barbarism, barbarousness, brutishness, bloodthirstiness, murderousness, viciousness, ferocity, ferociousness, fierceness
callousness, sadism, ruthlessness, relentlessness, mercilessness, pitilessness, remorselessness, lack of regard, lack of sympathy, lack of charity, heartlessness, cold-heartedness, cold-bloodedness, severity, harshness, inclemency
wickedness, badness, baseness, iniquity, blackness, black-heartedness, evil, fiendishness, devilishness, heinousness, nastiness, unkindness, abuse
2‘the cruelty of a cold winter night’
harshness, severity, unkindness, relentlessness, grimness, hardness, toughness, bitterness, painfulness, wretchedness
torment, trauma, pain, distress, misery
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