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English definition of “atrocious”


adjective (VERY BAD)    /əˈtrəʊ.ʃəs/ US  /-ˈtroʊ-/
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 atrociously     /-li/ adverb 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 adjective (VERY BAD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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