Meaning of 'atrocious'

Find the meaning of the word ‘atrocious’

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Meaning of ‘atrocious’

3 definitions found.



provoking horror

Example: "an atrocious automobile accident"

Synonyms: frightful horrifying horrible ugly


exceptionally bad or displeasing

Example: "atrocious taste"

Synonyms: awful


shockingly brutal or cruel

Example: "murder is an atrocious crime"

Synonyms: monstrous grievous flagitious

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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