atrocity


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atrocity

noun abomination, abuse, act of ferocity, atrocious crime, atrocitas, barbarity, deed of savagery, ferocity, flagitious villainy, flagitiousness, flagrancy, gross offense, heinousness, holocaust, infamy, inhumanity, iniquity, malevolence, maltreatment, monstrosity, nefariousness, nefas, res atrox, savagery, truculence, victimization, villainy, wannonly wicked conduct, wickedness
Foreign phrases: Patria potestas in pietate debet, non in atrocitate, consistere.Paternal power should consist of affection not of atrocity.
See also: abuse, cruelty, delinquency, misconduct, misdeed, vice, wrong
References in classic literature ?
I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity.
The police are confounded by the seeming absence of motive - not for the murder itself - but for the atrocity of the murder.
After we were stripped and had taken the first chilly dash, we discovered that haunting atrocity that has embittered our lives in so many cities and villages of Italy and France-- there was no soap.
I verily believe if an angel should come to chant the chorus of the moral law, he would eat too much gingerbread, or take liberties with private letters, or do some precious atrocity.
It is horrible," and his mind pictured the fearful atrocity which was known as Number One.
Verily do I believe we owe our victory to you alone; so do not mar the record of a noble deed by wanton acts of atrocity.
He will no more than pay the price of listening to a lecture for any atrocity he commits.
The rest of the monkey orchestra merely shivered in apprehension of what next atrocity should be perpetrated.
And there was the paralysing atrocity of the thought which occupied her.
His imagination dwelt on that atrocity in spite of himself.
A deplorably constituted creature, that rugged person,' he said, as he walked along the street; 'he is an atrocity that carries its own punishment along with it--a bear that gnaws himself.
said the old lady, who had thought this the extreme limit of human atrocity.