atrocious (adj.)

  1. 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

    [ Syn: flagitious , grievous , monstrous ]

  2. 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

    [ Syn: abominable , awful , dreadful , painful , terrible , unspeakable ]

  3. 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

    [ Syn: frightful , horrifying , horrible , ugly ]

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