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What does "Atrocious" mean?

Definition

(a.) Characterized by, or expressing, great atrocity (a.) Extremely heinous; full of enormous wickedness; as, atrocious quilt or deeds (a.) Very grievous or violent; terrible; as, atrocious distempers


Synonyms evil, bad, wicked, awful, heinous, terrible, abominable, dreadful, ugly, horrible, grievous, painful, monstrous, flagitious, alarming, frightful, unspeakable, horrifying


Example: "An atrocious automobile accident" Example: "Atrocious taste" Example: "Murder is an atrocious crime"


Word Family atrociously, atrociousness