Definition of atrocity:
horror, monstrousness, grossness, flagrancy, rankness, cruelty, barbarousness, enormity, glaringness, barbarism, outrageousness, murder, good, iniquity, atrociousness, egregiousness, heinousness, flagrantness, wrong, inhumanity, slaughter, right, barbarity, inhumaneness, flagrance.
- crime (part of speech: noun)
violence (part of speech: noun)
- evil (part of speech: noun)
The lady was brought back; and, from the severity of the French laws and the supposed atrocity of the crime, it is generally affirmed that the musician, notwithstanding his talents and fame, had he been secured, would have been executed.- "Anna St. Ives", Thomas Holcroft.
- "Selections From Poe", J. Montgomery Gambrill.
This he repeated several times, aggravating the atrocity a hundredfold by his intention- in spite of the piteous entreaties of the dying Hector- to throw his corpse to be eaten by the dogs, thus depriving even his spirit of rest, and his family of religious consolation.- "Primitive Love and Love-Stories", Henry Theophilus Finck.