Definition of mental cruelty in English:

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mental cruelty

Pronunciation: /ˈˌmen(t)l ˈkro͞o(ə)ltē/


Conduct that makes another person suffer but does not involve physical assault.
Example sentences
  • Why would she endure months of alleged mental cruelty if she understood the agreement was only for existing assets something with which she had no problem?
  • In its ruling the court said the husband's behaviour towards his wife constituted mental cruelty under Indian matrimonial law.
  • If you said that stuff to a player nowadays he'd be running away getting his agent and getting you sued for mental cruelty.

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Syllabification: men·tal cru·el·ty

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