atrocity

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noun atroc·i·ty \ə-ˈträ-sə-tē\

Definition of atrocity

plural

atrocities

  1. 1 :  a shockingly bad or atrocious act, object, or situation <the atrocities of war>

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being atrocious < … the paralysing atrocity of the thought which occupied her. — Joseph Conrad>


ATROCITY Defined for English Language Learners

atrocity

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noun atroc·i·ty \ə-ˈträ-sə-tē\

Definition of atrocity for English Language Learners

  • : a very cruel or terrible act or action


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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