Atrocious - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈtroʊʃəs|  American pronunciation of the word atrocious
Brit.  |əˈtrəʊʃəs|  British pronunciation of the word atrocious


- shockingly brutal or cruel(syn: flagitious, grievous, monstrous)

murder is an atrocious crime

- exceptionally bad or displeasing(syn: abominable, awful, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakable)

atrocious taste

- provoking horror(syn: frightful, horrible, horrifying, ugly)

an atrocious automobile accident


an atrocious period in the nation's history atrocious crime that shocked even hardened members of the police force...

Her singing was atrocious.

...was mortified by her children's atrocious manners...

Conditions in the prison were atrocious.

Churches and altars were polluted by atrocious murders. (E. Gibbon)

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