What does atrocity mean?

Definitions for atrocity
əˈtrɒs ɪ tiatroc·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. atrocity, atrociousness, barbarity, barbarousness, heinousness(noun)

    the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane

  2. atrocity, inhumanity(noun)

    an act of atrocious cruelty


  1. atrocity(Noun)

    The quality or state of being atrocious; enormous wickedness; extreme criminality or cruelty.

    Etymology: * From atrox, from ater

  2. atrocity(Noun)

    An extremely cruel act; a horrid act of injustice.

    Etymology: * From atrox, from ater

Webster Dictionary

  1. Atrocity(noun)

    enormous wickedness; extreme heinousness or cruelty

    Etymology: [F. atrocit, L. atrocitas, fr. atrox, atrocis, cruel.]

  2. Atrocity(noun)

    an atrocious or extremely cruel deed

    Etymology: [F. atrocit, L. atrocitas, fr. atrox, atrocis, cruel.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of atrocity in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of atrocity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of atrocity in a Sentence

  1. Tim Scott:

    One of the things that perhaps we can learn through the political process about bringing people together is to remember South Carolina, remember the families of the nine victims, how they brought a community together during the worst atrocity in our state's history, i am thankful that I live in a country where forgiveness can be seen in the worst of conditions.

  2. David Daleiden:

    After Planned Parenthood’s top doctors were caught on camera casually negotiating the sale of aborted baby hearts, lungs, livers, and brains, two Congressional investigations confirmed there were ‘systematic’ violations of federal law in Planned Parenthood’s aborted baby parts business and issued criminal referrals to the FBI and US DOJ, the FBI’s investigation of Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer-funded, criminal abortion enterprise is long overdue. Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby body parts is the greatest human atrocity of our times and must finally be brought to justice under the law.

  3. Ryan Bundy:

    We went up there to prevent the atrocity from happening to begin with, and if people would have listened to us, the Hammonds wouldn't have to have gone through this suffering.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    The percentage of sales or service target in job description is nothing but the indicator of an atrocity on that person in an organization.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    The level of brand publicity has gone so low that they can even weave the fabricated stories of atrocity or molestation to do product or services sales promotion.

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