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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

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

Many writers who have had to deal with the subject of atrocity can't face it head-on.
Salman Rushdie

Words that are saturated with lies or atrocity, do not easily resume life.
George Steiner

Collectively, we must do more than simply watch, with resignation and a feeling of powerlessness, reports on the evening news about the latest terrorist atrocity.
Michael Jeffery
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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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