atrocity

noun atroc·i·ty \ ə-ˈträ-sə-tē \

Definition of atrocity

plural atrocities
1 :a shockingly bad or atrocious act, object, or situation
  • the atrocities of war
2 :the quality or state of being atrocious
  • … the paralysing atrocity of the thought which occupied her.
  • —Joseph Conrad

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?

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Origin and Etymology of atrocity


ATROCITY Defined for English Language Learners

atrocity

noun

Definition of atrocity for English Language Learners

  • : a very cruel or terrible act or action


ATROCITY Defined for Kids

atrocity

noun atroc·i·ty \ ə-ˈträ-sə-tē \

Definition of atrocity for Students

plural atrocities
:an extremely cruel or terrible act, object, or situation
  • the atrocities of war


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