Simple Definition of atrocity
: a very cruel or terrible act or action
Full Definition of atrocity
1 : the quality or state of being atrocious
2 : an atrocious act, object, or situation <the … sufferings and atrocities of trench warfare — Aldous Huxley>
Examples of atrocity in a sentence
Atrocities were committed by forces on both sides of the conflict.
Who could be capable of such atrocity?
First Known Use of atrocity
ATROCITY Defined for Kids
Definition of atrocity for Students
: an extremely cruel or terrible act, object, or situation <the atrocities of war>
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