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atrociousadjective

 us   /əˈtroʊ·ʃəs/
of very ​badquality: His Russian was atrocious, but he ​communicated. An ​action that is atrocious is ​extremelycruel: an atrocious ​crime
(Definition of atrocious from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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atrociousadjective

uk   /əˈtrəʊ.ʃəs/  us   /-ˈtroʊ-/

atrocious adjective (VERY BAD)

of very ​badquality: 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   us   /-li/
The ​children have been ​behavingabsolutely atrociously.
(Definition of atrocious from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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