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Cruel, selfish and unkind behaviour or actions - thesaurus

Synonyms

cruelty

noun

behaviour that deliberately causes pain to other people or animals, or that makes them unhappy or upset

evil

noun

very bad or cruel behaviour

abuse

noun

cruel, violent, or unfair treatment, especially of someone who does not have the power to prevent it

inhumanity

noun

extremely cruel behaviour or actions

brutalities

noun

cruel and violent actions or events

savagery

noun

behaviour that is cruel and violent

barbarism

noun

extremely violent and cruel behaviour

atrocity

noun

a cruel and violent act, often in a war

maltreatment

noun

violent or cruel behaviour towards a person or animal

bullying

noun

behaviour that frightens or hurts someone smaller or weaker

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acidity

noun

an unfriendly and cruel quality in written or spoken words

a good/bad turn

an action that helps/harms someone

alienation

noun

the process of making someone dislike you, or not want to help or support you

bestiality

noun

formal extremely cruel behaviour

cynicism

noun

the attitude or behaviour of someone who is willing to let other people be harmed in order to get an advantage

despotism

noun

the use of power in a cruel and unreasonable way

excesses

noun

formal cruel or violent actions, especially when committed by a government, army, or police force

exploitation

noun

unfair treatment of someone, or the use of a situation in a way that is wrong, in order to get some benefit for yourself

harassment

noun

annoying or unpleasant behaviour towards someone that takes place regularly, for example threats, offensive remarks, or physical attacks

injustice

noun

failure to treat someone fairly and to respect their rights

killer instinct

noun

the ability to be cruel and not worry about other people, in order to be successful

oppression

noun

unfair and cruel treatment by a powerful person or government

poison

noun

words or actions that express the feeling of hating someone

rejection

noun

a refusal to show someone the love or kindness that they need or expect

sadism

noun

behaviour in which someone gets pleasure from being cruel to someone else

self-interest

noun

interest in yourself and how to gain advantages for yourself, often without considering other people

tyranny

noun

cruel and unfair treatment by someone in a position of power

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