Definition of 'atrocity'
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He said that attempting to do so would shame those using their veto to protect those carrying out such atrocities. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This, despite their knowledge of his wartime atrocities. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But he added: 'There are also governments quite prepared to carry out atrocities to suit their purposes. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The youngsters were arrested by police in March, a month before they allegedly planned to carry out the atrocity. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The uncontrolled Republican militias were not the same as the disciplined troops of the rebels, who were encouraged by their officers to carry out atrocities. The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution and Revenge
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Used Occasionally. atrocity is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'atrocity'
British English: atrocity NOUN
An atrocity is a very cruel, shocking action.
The killing was cold-blooded, and those who committed this atrocity should be tried and punished.
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