Definition of atrocious in English:

atrocious

Syllabification: a·tro·cious
Pronunciation: /əˈtrōSHəs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

atrociously

adverb
More example sentences
  • 90 per cent of people here drive atrociously.
  • After making my first tuition payment last week, I'm thinking of launching a one-man crusade against the atrociously high cost of higher education today.
  • Factory-farmed chickens are transported and slaughtered under atrociously inhumane conditions, says Weisberg.

atrociousness

noun
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  • Stravinsky was, in Adorno's opinion, evading existentialist man's duty to confront his own times in all their complexity and atrociousness.
  • In her autobiography she said curiosity had made her take the job, but 60 years on she admits she failed to let herself see the atrociousness of the regime she worked for.
  • In the opinion of the Chamber, there is no doubt that considering their undeniable scale, their systematic nature and their atrociousness, the massacres were aimed at exterminating the group that was targeted.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin atrox, atroc- 'cruel' + -ious.

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