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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>


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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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