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Synonyms for cruelness

the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance

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cruelness of Compton-at here," Galley hill and We has b"It is dreadful when a burglary takes placebut for it to be close to Christmas maximises the impact of it.
But the horrible chain of events that unfolded in the Granite City and the cruelness of the setbacks make you doubt they actually will.
People have now started realizing their cruelness toward infanticide on the pretext of poverty and insolvency.
(93) I argue that once the cruelness of cruelty is well understood and the phenomenon is taken seriously, we will find that instantiations of cruelty obtain whether the victim is conscious, and whether there is an agent whose brutal or sadistic behavior is the proximate cause of the cruelty.
The blunt, cruelness of social media, the violence of video games, the parents not being able to say that the disturbing scenes on the Six O'clock news are make-believe, the pressure to look a certain way, to have to face bullies on their computers in the privacy of their bedrooms, all of these are to blame, as well as, for some, a genetic predisposition, or bad parenting.
Stephen knew he was dying but, rather than spend his last months raging against the cruelness of fate, he went flat out to raise money for charity.
In all such cases, the bitter irony of the situation is a cruelness designed to exact maximum effect on the audience, insofar as these situations undermine our expectations and challenge our most sacred beliefs.