Definition of “atrocity” - English Dictionary

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atrocitynoun [ C/U ]

us /əˈtrɑs·ɪ·t̬i/

an extremely cruel act, or the committing of such acts:

[ C ] The commission reports that atrocities were committed by all sides during the struggle.

(Definition of “atrocity” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)