noun atroc·i·ty \ə-ˈträ-sə-tē\

: a very cruel or terrible act or action

plural atroc·i·ties

Full Definition of ATROCITY

:  the quality or state of being atrocious
:  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

ATROCITY Defined for Kids


noun atroc·i·ty \ə-ˈträ-sə-tē\
plural atroc·i·ties

Definition of ATROCITY for Kids

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


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