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behaviour that deliberately causes pain to other people or animals, or that makes them unhappy or upset
very bad or cruel behaviour
cruel, violent, or unfair treatment, especially of someone who does not have the power to prevent it
extremely cruel behaviour or actions
cruel and violent actions or events
behaviour that is cruel and violent
extremely violent and cruel behaviour
a cruel and violent act, often in a war
violent or cruel behaviour towards a person or animal
behaviour that frightens or hurts someone smaller or weaker
a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck
someone whose job is to make sure that players obey the rules in some sports, for example tennis,...
(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people
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Free thesaurus definition of cruel selfish and unkind behaviour or actions from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.