An appalling or atrocious act, situation, or object, especially an act of unusual or illegal cruelty inflicted by an armed force on civilians or prisoners.
A cruel or brutal act
(Law) Willful infliction of physical pain or suffering upon a person or animal, or of mental distress upon a person
Resentful anger aroused by a violent or offensive act, or an instance of this:
The condition of being savage, or wild, primitive, uncultivated, etc.
A word, phrase, or expression that is used widely but is regarded as nonstandard, unrefined, coarse, or obscene
The state, quality, or habit of being kind
(Archaic) A reason or basis for praise
An improper or unacceptable usage in speech or writing.
A mode of living:
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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