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Atrocious - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Atrocious' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Atrocious [ a.]
- Extremely heinous; full of enormous wickedness; as, atrocious quilt or deeds.
- Characterized by, or expressing, great atrocity.
- Very grievous or violent; terrible; as, atrocious distempers.

Meaning of 'Atrocious' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . atrocious [ s]
Meaning (1):
- provoking horror
Example in sentence:
  • a frightful crime of decapitation;
  • an alarming, even horrifying, picture;
  • an atrocious automobile accident;
  • an ugly wound;
  • war is beyond all words horrible
Meaning (2):
- shockingly brutal or cruel
Example in sentence:
  • a grievous crime;
  • a grievous offense against morality;
  • murder is an atrocious crime;
  • no excess was too monstrous for them to commit
Meaning (3):
- exceptionally bad or displeasing
Example in sentence:
  • a painful performance;
  • abominable workmanship;
  • an awful voice;
  • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room;
  • atrocious taste;
  • dreadful manners;
  • terrible handwriting