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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A great cruelty or wicked act.

Usage examples (34)
  • The evil witch performed one atrocity after another.
  • Gary, an atrocity is what happened in Iraq on Monday.
  • The road to disgraces like the Duke atrocity is short and direct.
  • No stealing of a man's goods can equal in atrocity the stealing of a man's liberty. for more
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