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Definition of Atrocious

Atrocious

  1. Extremely heinous; full of enormous wickedness; as, atrocious quilt or deeds.
  2. Characterized by, or expressing, great atrocity.
  3. Very grievous or violent; terrible; as, atrocious distempers.

Atrocious Quotations

One day I woke up with an atrocious hangover, and it hurt so badly that I told myself, 'It's time to stop. I can't do it anymore. It's not good. It hurts too much.'
Jordan Knight

Whereas religious prayers sing of peace and harmony, religion has divided human beings through an atrocious history of enmity and bloodshed. Yet, behind the veil of superficiality and hypocrisy, I always believed in the inherent beauty of God that lies at the essence of all true spiritual paths.
Radhanath Swami

But, truly, I have wept too much! The Dawns are heartbreaking. Every moon is atrocious and every sun bitter.
Arthur Rimbaud

All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
Tacitus

Well, I think in trying to make life seem real enough that one is moved to do something about the more atrocious things. By going really far afield into a completely fake world, maybe there's a chance to make things resonant somehow - or in this case, truly terrifying. To make it as bad as the real stuff that's happening.
Jenny Holzer
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Atrocious Translations

atrocious in German is grauenhaft
atrocious in Norwegian is fryktelig
atrocious in Spanish is feroz