atrocity Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “atrocity” in the English Dictionary

"atrocity" in British English

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uk   /əˈtrɒs.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ˈtrɑː.sɪ.t̬i/
[C usually plural] an ​extremelycruel, ​violent, or ​shockingact: They are on ​trial for committing atrocities against the ​civilianpopulation. [U] the ​fact of something being ​extremelycruel, ​violent, or ​shocking: These ​people are ​guilty of ​acts of ​appalling atrocity (= ​cruelty).
(Definition of atrocity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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atrocitynoun [C/U]

 us   /əˈtrɑs·ɪ·t̬i/
an ​extremelycruelact, or the ​committing of such ​acts: [C] The ​commissionreports that atrocities were ​committed by all ​sides during the ​struggle.
(Definition of atrocity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “atrocity”
in Chinese (Simplified) 凶恶, 残暴…
in Turkish acımasızlık, şiddet, büyük kötülük…
in Russian зверство…
in Chinese (Traditional) 兇惡, 殘暴…
in Polish akt okrucieństwa…
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