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Definitions for atrocious
əˈtroʊ ʃəsatro·cious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. atrocious, flagitious, grievous, monstrousadjective

    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"

  2. atrocious, abominable, awful, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakableadjective

    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"

  3. atrocious, frightful, horrifying, horrible, uglyadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. atrociousadjective

    frightful, evil, cruel or monstrous

    Prisons have been the sites of atrocious mistreatment of prisoners.

    Etymology: From atrox, from ater.

  2. atrociousadjective

    offensive or heinous

    Etymology: From atrox, from ater.

  3. atrociousadjective

    very bad; abominable or disgusting

    Their taste in clothes is just atrocious.

    Etymology: From atrox, from ater.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Atrociousadjective

    extremely heinous; full of enormous wickedness; as, atrocious quilt or deeds

  2. Atrociousadjective

    characterized by, or expressing, great atrocity

  3. Atrociousadjective

    very grievous or violent; terrible; as, atrocious distempers

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Atrocious

    a-trō′shus, adj. extremely cruel or wicked: heinous: very grievous: execrable.—adv. Atrō′ciously.—ns. Atrō′ciousness; Atroc′ity, atrociousness: an atrocious act. [L. atrox, atrocis, cruel—ater, black.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of atrocious in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of atrocious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of atrocious in a Sentence

  1. Heiko Maas:

    Germany bears responsibility for the most atrocious crime of human history.

  2. David Borenstein:

    Bush Sr. was a jerk, Quayle an idiot, Clinton was atrocious and disgusting, most of those who persecuted him were hypocritical, Gore is shallow and weak, Bradley is an idealist, Bush Jr. a fool, and all of the independent candidates act like they're on drugs.

  3. Joe Biden:

    Trump spent vital weeks praising China's response as successful and transparent while deceiving the American people about the extreme threat we faced and failing to prepare our country, china played Donald Trump for a sucker, and now all of us are paying an atrocious price for his malpractice.

  4. Eric Angely:

    David Pottier said of United States. Thepandemic has wreaked havoc across the world, infecting 6.6 million people, killing over 391,000 and devastating economies.It poses a particular threat to the elderly like the surviving D-Day veterans who are in their late nineties or older. It has also affected the younger generations who turn out every year to mark the occasion. Most have been barred from traveling to the windswept coasts of American Normandy. In this photo taken on Thursday, June 4, 2020, two people stop to look at an information board at Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, American Normandy, France. In sharp contrast to the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this year's 76th will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping nearly everyone from traveling. ( AP Photo/Virginia Mayo) Some 160,000 soldiers made the perilous crossing from England that day in atrocious conditions, storming dunes which they knew were heavily defended by German troops determined to hold their positions. Somehow, they succeeded. Yet they left a trail of thousands of casualties who have been mourned for generations since. Last year stood out, with U.S. President Donald Trump joining his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron at the American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach. A smattering of veterans were honored with the highest accolades. All across the beaches of American Normandy tens of thousands came from across the globe to pay their respects to the dead and laud the surviving soldiers. The acrid smell of wartime-era jeep exhaust fumes and the rumble of old tanks filled the air as parades of vintages vehicles went from village to village. The tiny roads between the dunes, hedges and apple orchards were clogged for hours, if not days. FILE - In this Thursday, June 6, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, French Donald Trump Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Macron, watch a flyover during a ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day at the American Normandy cemetery, in Colleville-sur-Mer, American Normandy, France. In sharp contrast to the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this year's 76th will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping nearly everyone from traveling. ( AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) Heading into the D-Day remembrance weekend this year, only the salty brine coming off the ocean on Omaha Beach hits the nostrils, the shrieks of seagulls pierce the ears and a sense of desolation hangs across the regions country roads. Last year this place was full with jeeps, trucks, people dressed up as soldiers.

  5. Mo Canady:

    What happened last Monday is atrocious. I dont now how someone who wears a uniform, like I used to do, could get to that point. Thats evil, but ... I think theres some shortsightedness here. When its done right, the SRO program really is the epitome of community-based policing. I hate to see the baby thrown out with the bathwater.

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