Synonyms of atrocity
1 act of cruelty • Those who committed this atrocity should be punished.
act of cruelty
wrong • I intend to right the wrong done to you.
crime • He has committed no crime and poses no danger to the public.
horror • the horror of this most bloody of civil wars
offence • It is a criminal offence to sell goods which are unsafe.
evil • Racism is one of the greatest evils in the world.
outrage • The terrorists' latest outrage is a bomb attack on a busy station.
obscenity • the obscenities of civil war
wrongdoing • The authorities haven't found any evidence of criminal wrongdoing.
enormity • the horrific enormities perpetrated on the islanders
monstrosity • the monstrosity of Nazism
transgression • tales of the candidate's alleged past transgressions
abomination • What is happening is an abomination.
villainy • They justify their villainy in the name of their high ideals.
2 crueltyDictionary • stomach-churning tales of atrocity and massacre
cruelty • Britain had laws against cruelty to animals but not children.
brutality • Her experience of men was of domination and brutality.
enormity • the enormity of the crime they had committed
savagery • the sheer savagery of war
wickedness • moral arguments about the wickedness of nuclear weapons
inhumanity • the inhumanity of war
infamy • one of the greatest acts of infamy in history
barbarity • the barbarity of war
viciousness • the intensity and viciousness of this attack
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abominationIf you say that something is an abomination, you think that it is completely unacceptable.
• What is happening is an abomination.
barbarityIf you refer to someone's behaviour as barbarity, you strongly disapprove of it because you think that it is extremely cruel.
• the barbarity of war
brutalityBrutality is cruel and violent treatment or behaviour. A brutality is an instance of cruel and violent treatment or behaviour.
• Her experience of men was of domination and brutality.
Thesaurus for atrocity from the Collins English Thesaurus
behaviour or an action that is wicked or ruthless