"cruelties" in the noun sense
1. cruelty, inhuman treatment
a cruel act a deliberate infliction of pain and suffering
2. cruelty, mercilessness, pitilessness, ruthlessness
feelings of extreme heartlessness
3. cruelty, cruelness, harshness
the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance
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