Definitions for: Atrocity

[n] an act of atrocious cruelty
[n] the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane

Webster (1913) Definition: A*troc"i*ty, n.; pl. Atrocities. [F. atrocit['e],
L. atrocitas, fr. atrox, atrocis, cruel.]
1. Enormous wickedness; extreme heinousness or cruelty.

2. An atrocious or extremely cruel deed.

The atrocities which attend a victory. --Macaulay.

Synonyms: atrociousness, barbarity, barbarousness, heinousness, inhumanity

See Also: barbarism, barbarity, brutality, cruelty, enormity, inhuman treatment, inhumaneness, inhumanity, outrage, savagery

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