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Meaning & Definition of Atrocious in English

English

Atrocious

/ətroʊʃəs/

adjective

1. Shockingly brutal or cruel

  • "Murder is an atrocious crime"
  • "A grievous offense against morality"
  • "A grievous crime"
  • "No excess was too monstrous for them to commit"
    synonym:
  • atrocious
  • ,
  • flagitious
  • ,
  • grievous
  • ,
  • monstrous

2. Exceptionally bad or displeasing

  • "Atrocious taste"
  • "Abominable workmanship"
  • "An awful voice"
  • "Dreadful manners"
  • "A painful performance"
  • "Terrible handwriting"
  • "An unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room"
    synonym:
  • atrocious
  • ,
  • abominable
  • ,
  • awful
  • ,
  • dreadful
  • ,
  • painful
  • ,
  • terrible
  • ,
  • unspeakable

3. Provoking horror

  • "An atrocious automobile accident"
  • "A frightful crime of decapitation"
  • "An alarming, even horrifying, picture"
  • "War is beyond all words horrible"- winston churchill
  • "An ugly wound"
    synonym:
  • atrocious
  • ,
  • frightful
  • ,
  • horrifying
  • ,
  • horrible
  • ,
  • ugly