1. atrocity

noun. ['əˈtrɑːsəti'] an act of atrocious cruelty.


  • barbarity
  • savagery
  • enormity
  • brutality
  • inhuman treatment
  • cruelty
  • outrage
  • barbarism


  • decency
  • mercy
  • humane
  • inhumane

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Words that Rhyme with Atrocity

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Example sentences of the word atrocity

1. Noun, singular or mass
Nuremberg also is where the war atrocity trials took place after World War II.

Quotes containing the word atrocity

1. Destiny is a lie. Destiny is justification for atrocity. It is the means by which murderers armour themselves against reprimand. It is a word intended to stand in place of ethics, denying all moral context.
- Steven Erikson, Midnight Tides

2. Fanatics can justify practically any atrocity to themselves. The more untenable their position becomes, the harder they hold to it, and the worse the things they are willing to do to support it.
- Mercedes Lackey, Changes

2. atrocity

noun. ['əˈtrɑːsəti'] the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane.


  • inhumanity
  • inhumaneness
  • barbarousness
  • atrociousness
  • heinousness


  • quality
  • humanity