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Noun: atrocity  u'tró-si-tee
  1. The quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane
    - atrociousness, barbarity, barbarousness, heinousness
  2. An act of atrocious cruelty
    - inhumanity

Derived forms: atrocities

Type of: cruelty, inhuman treatment, inhumaneness, inhumanity

Encyclopedia: Atrocity