brutality, cruelty

brutality, cruelty
قَسْوَة \ brutality, cruelty: the quality of being cruel. rigour: severeness; hard condition: the rigours of prison life. severity: the quality of being severe. violence: being violent; violent action. \ See Also عنف (عُنْف)‏

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  • brutality — 1630s, savage cruelty, inhuman behavior, from BRUTAL (Cf. brutal) + ITY (Cf. ity). Literal sense condition or state of a brute is from 1711 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • cruelty — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. brutality, barbarity, sadism, savageness, unkindness, inhumanity, barbarism, mercilessness, barbarousness, unmercifulness, wickedness, ruthlessness, severity, malignity, malice, rancor, venom, coldness, unfeelingness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • brutality — Synonyms and related words: Adam, Gothicism, Neanderthalism, abominableness, acuteness, animalism, animality, atrociousness, atrocity, awfulness, barbarism, barbarity, barbarousness, baseness, beastliness, bestiality, bloodiness, bloodlust,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cruelty — Synonyms and related words: animality, atrociousness, atrocity, barbarity, barbarousness, beastliness, bestiality, bloodiness, bloodlust, bloodthirst, bloodthirstiness, bloody mindedness, brutality, brutalness, brutishness, cannibalism, cruelness …   Moby Thesaurus

  • brutality — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. savageness, ruthlessness, harshness, unfeelingness; see cruelty . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. viciousness, savagery, cruelty, coldness, barbarism, ferocity, inhumanity, heartlessness, brutishness, harshness. ANT.:… …   English dictionary for students

  • cruelty — noun he treated her with cruelty Syn: brutality, savagery, inhumanity, barbarity, barbarousness, brutishness, sadism, bloodthirstiness, viciousness, wickedness; lack of compassion, callousness, ruthlessness …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • brutality — noun 1. the trait of extreme cruelty (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑ferociousness, ↑viciousness, ↑savagery • Derivationally related forms: ↑vicious (for: ↑viciousness), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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