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atrocity

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noun, atroc·i·ty \ə-ˈträ-sə-tē\

Simple Definition of atrocity

  • : a very cruel or terrible act or action

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of atrocity

plural atrocities

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being atrocious

  2. 2 :  an atrocious act, object, or situation <the … sufferings and atrocities of trench warfare — Aldous Huxley>

Examples of atrocity in a sentence

  1. Atrocities were committed by forces on both sides of the conflict.

  2. Who could be capable of such atrocity?



1534

First Known Use of atrocity

1534


ATROCITY Defined for Kids

atrocity

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noun atroc·i·ty \ə-ˈträ-sə-tē\

Definition of atrocity for Students

plural atrocities

  1. :  an extremely cruel or terrible act, object, or situation <the atrocities of war>





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