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English definition of “atrocious”

atrocious

adjective uk   /əˈtrəʊ.ʃəs/ us    /-ˈtroʊ-/

atrocious adjective (VERY BAD)

of very bad quality: an atrocious film/piece of acting The weather has been atrocious all week. Conditions in the prison were atrocious.Not of good qualityRubbish and wasteInformal words for bad

atrocious adjective (CRUEL)

violent and shocking: an atrocious crimeViolent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly
atrociously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
The children have been behaving absolutely atrociously.Not of good qualityRubbish and wasteInformal words for badViolent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly
(Definition of atrocious from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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