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atrocity

noun [C, U]
 
 
/əˈtrɒsəti/
an extremely violent and shocking act: Soldiers have been committing atrocities against civilians.Violent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badlyMaking people sad, shocked and upset
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