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Definitions and Synonyms of atrocious | Another word for atrocious | What is atrocious?

Definition 1: provoking horror - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where atrocious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an atrocious automobile accident
  • a frightful crime of decapitation
  • an alarming, even horrifying, picture
  • war is beyond all words horrible
  • an ugly wound

Synonyms for atrocious in the sense of this definition

(atrocious is similar to ...) frightening because of an awareness of danger

Definition 2: exceptionally bad or displeasing - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where atrocious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • atrocious taste
  • abominable workmanship
  • an awful voice
  • dreadful manners
  • a painful performance
  • terrible handwriting
  • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room

Synonyms for atrocious in the sense of this definition

(atrocious is similar to ...) having undesirable or negative qualities

"a bad report card" "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression" "a bad little boy" "clothes in bad shape" "a bad cut" "bad luck" "the news was very bad" "the reviews were bad" "the pay is bad" "it was a bad light for reading" "the movie was a bad choice"

Definition 3: shockingly brutal or cruel - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where atrocious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • murder is an atrocious crime
  • a grievous offense against morality
  • a grievous crime
  • no excess was too monstrous for them to commit

Synonyms for atrocious in the sense of this definition

(atrocious is similar to ...) morally bad or wrong

"evil purposes" "an evil influence" "evil deeds"

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