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atrocity

noun

1 atrocity

The quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane.

synonyms: atrociousness, barbarity, barbarousness, heinousness.

Roget 907: malevolence; bad intent, bad intention; unkindness, diskindness; ill nature, ill will, ill blood; bad blood; enmity etc. 889; hate etc. ... show more

Roget 945: vice; evil-doing, evil courses; wrongdoing; wickedness, viciousness etc. adj.; iniquity, peccability, demerit; sin, Adam; old Adam, ... show more

Roget 947: guilt, guiltiness; culpability; criminality, criminousness; deviation from rectitude etc. (improbity) 940; sinfulness etc. (vice) 945.    ... show more

Dutch: gruwelijkheid, onmenselijkheid, wreedheid
Polish: barbarzyƄstwo



2 atrocity

An act of atrocious cruelty.

synonym: inhumanity.

Dutch: gruwel, gruweldaad, gruwelijkheid, wandaad, wreedheid


Moby thesaurus: abomination, abuse, acuteness, affront, animality, aspersion, atrociousness, awfulness, bad, bane, banefulness, barbarity, befoulment, blight, bloodlust, breach, brickbat, brutality, contempt, contumely ... show more.

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