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atrocity

noun [C or U] uk   /əˈtrɒs.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ˈtrɑː.sɪ.t̬i/
an extremely cruel, violent, or shocking act, or the fact of something being extremely cruel, violent, or shocking: They're on trial for committing atrocities against the civilian population. These people are guilty of acts of great atrocity (= cruelty).
Translations of “atrocity”
in Chinese (Traditional) 兇惡, 殘暴…
in Russian зверство…
in Turkish acımasızlık, şiddet, büyük kötülük…
in Chinese (Simplified) 凶恶, 残暴…
in Polish akt okrucieństwa…
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