Atrocity - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈtrɑːsəti|  American pronunciation of the word atrocity
Brit.  |əˈtrɒsɪti|  British pronunciation of the word atrocity

noun

- the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane (syn: atrociousness, barbarity, barbarousness, heinousness)
- an act of atrocious cruelty (syn: inhumanity)

Examples

Atrocities were committed by forces on both sides of the conflict.

Who could be capable of such atrocity?

Their diction and their spelling, and the fearful atrocities were expressed in the letter.

Word forms

noun
singular: atrocity
plural: atrocities
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