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atrocious

a·tro·cious

atrocious

 
pronunciation:
tro shihs
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: exceptionally evil, ruthless, or brutal.
The bomb attack was an atrocious crime that killed many innocent people.
synonyms:
abominable, bad, barbarous, brutal, evil, heinous, horrible, monstrous, nefarious, ruthless, terrible
antonyms:
admirable, humane, kindly
similar words:
black-hearted, brute, cruel, damnable, diabolical, fell, fiendish, grievous, gruesome, hellish, hideous, infernal, inhuman, outrageous, savage, unspeakable, vicious
definition 2: (informal) very bad; awful.
There was an atrocious smell coming from the kitchen.
synonyms:
awful, bad, execrable, horrible, terrible
similar words:
abominable, damnable, ghastly, hideous, horrendous, horrid, insipid, tasteless, vile
derivations: atrociously (adv.), atrociousness (n.)