anti-cruelty

adjective
an·​ti-cru·​el·​ty | \ ˌan-tē-ˈkrü(-ə)l-tē, ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-cruelty (audio) \

Definition of anti-cruelty

: opposing, prohibiting, or punishing cruelty and especially the cruel treatment of animals anticruelty legislation against dog fighting

First Known Use of anti-cruelty

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Anti-cruelty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-cruelty. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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