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English definition of “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
(Definition of atrocity noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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