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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.

atrocious adjective (CRUEL)

violent and shocking: an atrocious crime
atrociously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
The children have been behaving absolutely atrociously.
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