Atrocious

Definition of Atrocious

A`tro´cious
a.1.Extremely heinous; full of enormous wickedness; as, atrocious guilt or deeds.
2.Characterized by, or expressing, great atrocity.
Revelations . . . so atrocious that nothing in history approaches them.
- De Quincey.
3.Very grievous or violent; terrible; as, atrocious distempers.

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