atrocity


atroc·i·ty

noun \ə-ˈträ-sə-tē\

: a very cruel or terrible act or action

plural atroc·i·ties

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

  1. Atrocities were committed by forces on both sides of the conflict.
  2. Who could be capable of such atrocity?

First Known Use of ATROCITY

1534

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