Definition of atrocity in English:


Line breaks: atro¦city
Pronunciation: /əˈtrɒsɪti

noun (plural atrocities)


mid 16th century (in the sense 'cruelty'): from French atrocité or Latin atrocitas, from atrox, atroc- 'cruel'.

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