HyperDic: atrocious

English > 3 senses of the word atrocious:
ADJECTIVEallatrocious, flagitious, grievous, monstrousshockingly brutal or cruel
allatrocious, abominable, awful, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakableexceptionally bad or displeasing
allatrocious, frightful, horrifying, horrible, uglyprovoking horror
atrocious > pronunciation
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English > atrocious: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningShockingly brutal or cruel.
Example"murder is an atrocious crime"
Synonymsflagitious, grievous, monstrous
Broaderevilmorally bad or wrong
Spanishatroz, monstruoso, nefando
Nounsatrocityan act of atrocious cruelty
atrocity, atrociousnessthe quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane
English > atrocious: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningexceptionally bad or displeasing.
Example"atrocious taste"
Synonymsabominable, awful, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakable
BroaderbadHaving undesirable or negative qualities
Spanishabominable, atroz, espantoso, horrendo, horrible, horripilante, horroroso, terrible, tremendo
Catalanabominable, atroç, espantós, horrible, hòrrid, horripilant, horrorós, terrible, tremend
Adverbsatrociouslyin a terrible manner
English > atrocious: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningProvoking horror.
Example"an atrocious automobile accident"
Synonymsfrightful, horrifying, horrible, ugly
BroaderalarmingFrightening because of an awareness of danger
Spanishatroz, espantoso, horrendo, horrible, horripilante, horroroso
Catalanatroç, esborronant, esgarrifós, espantós, horrible, hòrrid, horrorós

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