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Definition of Atrocity


  1. Enormous wickedness; extreme heinousness or cruelty.
  2. An atrocious or extremely cruel deed.

Atrocity Quotations

I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity.
Edgar Allan Poe

When there are no gas chambers, no barbed wire, and no concentration camps, many don't recognize the perpetration of new genocides and other targeted mass atrocity crimes because they may not look the same.
John Prendergast

People always want to be on the right side of history; it is a lot easier to say, 'What an atrocity that was' then it is to say, 'What an atrocity this is.'
Natasha Trethewey

We bear witness to the worst of human brutality, retweet what we have witnessed, and then we move on to the next atrocity. There is always more atrocity.
Roxane Gay

It seems we are capable of immense love and loyalty, and as capable of deceit and atrocity. It's probably this shocking ambivalence that makes us unique.
John Scott
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Atrocity Translations

atrocity in Dutch is verschrikking, gruweldaad, gruwel
atrocity in Italian is atto mostruoso
atrocity in Norwegian is grusomhet
atrocity in Spanish is horrores
atrocity in Swedish is grymhet
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