the quality or state of being .
an act, thing, or circumstance.
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 blitzkrieg of gains in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State has enjoyed a meteoric climb to notoriety.
Watching ISIS Come to Power Again Elliot Ackerman September 6, 2014
My Shanghai Papa had predicted that atrocity was awaiting me and wanted to prepare me for that.
Ping Fu’s Journey from Cultural Revolution Orphan to Geomagic CEO Katie Baker January 19, 2013
Fujisaki’s regret sounded genuine enough, but some men wondered how anyone could apologize for an atrocity.
Healing the Wounds of Bataan Michael Norman September 18, 2009
How will we be able to advocate for human rights or stand for “American values” if we fail to act now against such an atrocity?
Why We Must Intervene in Syria, a Veteran Makes the Case Mark R. Jacobson September 9, 2013
The country, a little later England and the entire civilized world, stood aghast at the atrocity of the incident.
Peggy Owen and Liberty Lucy Foster Madison
It was not content with atrocity, it must needs add cynicism.
Napoleon the Little Victor Hugo
Few people go there and its literature, save that which grew out of the atrocity campaign, is meager and unsatisfactory.
An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
He revealed the atrocity of his mistress; and she was sent to prison.
New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
Was not this, then, security enough that they would never again perpetrate a crime of like atrocity?
The Expositor’s Bible: The Book of Genesis Marcus Dods
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
1530s, from Middle French atrocité or directly from Latin atrocitatem (nominative atrocitas) “cruelty, fierceness, harshness,” noun of quality from atrox “fierce, cruel, frightful,” from PIE *atro-ek-, from root *ater- “fire” (see atrium) + *okw- “see” (see eye (n.)); thus “of fiery or threatening appearance.” The meaning “an atrocious deed” is from 1793.
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 […]
. Historical Examples The eastern parts are contiguous to the Greater Media, and to Atropatene. The Geography of Strabo, Volume II (of 3) Strabo The Araxes, after running to the east as far as Atropatene, makes a bend towards the west and north. The Geography of Strabo, Volume II (of 3) Strabo Atropatene is the […]
atrophedema atrophedema a·troph·e·de·ma (ə-trŏf’ĭ-dē’mə) n. See angioneurotic edema.
Also, atrophia [uh-troh-fee-uh] /əˈtroʊ fi ə/ (Show IPA). Pathology. a wasting away of the body or of an organ or part, as from defective nutrition or nerve damage. degeneration, decline, or decrease, as from disuse: He argued that there was a progressive atrophy of freedom and independence of thought. to affect with or undergo atrophy. […]