an assault involving the actual wounding and maiming of another person.
extremely or shockingly wicked, cruel, or brutal: an atrocious crime. shockingly bad or tasteless; dreadful; abominable: an atrocious painting; atrocious manners. Contemporary Examples It’s difficult to watch someone get atrociously beaten and not feel something. ‘Can We All Get Along?’—Al Sharpton Remembers Rodney King Al Sharpton June 17, 2012 A lot of those people were […]
the quality or state of being . an act, thing, or circumstance. Contemporary Examples Whether we like it or not, these atrocities are here to stay. Summer’s Ugliest Trend? Sneaker Wedges Should Be Banned! Isabel Wilkinson May 29, 2012 He shot himself at his desk on the fifth floor of the Corner House, leaving a […]
the quality or state of being . an act, thing, or circumstance. Contemporary Examples How could it not given that that life was lived as a serial witness to every kind of 20th century atrocity? Pale Fire and the Cold War: Redefining Vladimir Nabokov’s Masterpiece Michael Weiss October 12, 2013 Fueled by atrocity and a […]
the quality or state of being . an act, thing, or circumstance. noun (pl) -ties behaviour or an action that is wicked or ruthless the fact or quality of being atrocious (usually pl) acts of extreme cruelty, esp against prisoners or civilians in wartime n. 1530s, from Middle French atrocité or directly from Latin atrocitatem […]