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Hi, is there any difference between two words "atrociousness" and "atrocity" ? These two words are also the corresponding noun of the adjective "atrocious".
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"Atrocity" is normally used for an atrocious act.
Originally Posted by crazYgeeK
"Atrociousness" is generally used as the abstract noun.
"I can't believe the atrociousness of that atrocity!"
You can say, "I can't believe the atrocity of his actions", but you normally wouldn't say, "His actions were an atrociousness!"
I wish people would observe a similar distinction in the use of 'enormity', and 'enormousness'.
I think that one's been lost.
Originally Posted by BobK