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English adjective: atrocious

1. atrocious shockingly brutal or cruel

SamplesMurder is an atrocious crime.
A grievous offense against morality.
A grievous crime.
No excess was too monstrous for them to commit.

Synonymsflagitious, grievous, monstrous



2. atrocious exceptionally bad or displeasing

SamplesAtrocious taste.
Abominable workmanship.
An awful voice.
Dreadful manners.
A painful performance.
Terrible handwriting.
An unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room.

Synonymsabominable, awful, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakable



3. atrocious provoking horror

SamplesAn atrocious automobile accident.
A frightful crime of decapitation.
An alarming, even horrifying, picture.
War is beyond all words horrible.
An ugly wound.

Synonymsfrightful, horrible, horrifying, ugly



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