Synonyms for atrocious
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Whatever is not civilized is barbarian; barbaric indicates rude magnificence, uncultured richness; as, barbaric splendor, a barbaric melody. Barbarous refers to the worst side of barbarian life, and to revolting acts, especially of cruelty, such as a civilized man would not be expected to do; as, a barbarous deed. We may, however, say barbarous nations, barbarous tribes, without implying anything more than want of civilization and culture. Savage is more distinctly bloodthirsty than barbarous. In this sense we speak of a savage beast and of barbarous usage.
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atrocious, flagitious, grievous, monstrousadjective
shockingly brutal or cruel
"murder is an atrocious crime"; "a grievous offense against morality"; "a grievous crime"; "no excess was too monstrous for them to commit"
frightful, serious, weighty, terrible, monstrous, heinous, flagitious, horrible, heavy, abominable, unspeakable, grotesque, awful, grave, grievous, ugly, life-threatening, dreadful, horrifying, dangerous, heartbreaking, severe, painful, heartrending
atrocious, abominable, awful, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakableadjective
exceptionally bad or displeasing
"atrocious taste"; "abominable workmanship"; "an awful voice"; "dreadful manners"; "a painful performance"; "terrible handwriting"; "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room"
irritating, dreadful, indescribable, indefinable, awful, sore, odious, unnameable, execrable, horrifying, frightful, amazing, horrendous, severe, tremendous, dreaded, dire, afflictive, flagitious, grievous, monstrous, ineffable, painful, detestable, awing, awed, wicked, dread(a), awe-inspiring, unspeakable, horrific, nasty, terrible, horrible, abominable, frightening, unutterable, awesome, fearsome, fearful, direful, untellable, ugly
atrocious, frightful, horrifying, horrible, uglyadjective
"an atrocious automobile accident"; "a frightful crime of decapitation"; "an alarming, even horrifying, picture"; "war is beyond all words horrible"- Winston Churchill; "an ugly wound"
frightful, flagitious, unworthy, wretched, terrible, monstrous, fearful, horrible, worthless, tremendous, abominable, unspeakable, awful, grievous, slimy, ugly, dreadful, horrifying, vile, despicable, painful, surly
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During this child's short time on Earth, she experienced nothing but pain and suffering caused by the hands of her own mother, this was an atrocious act, and one that was entirely preventable given our state's law that allows someone to anonymously give up an unwanted infant.
I feel bruised by this atrocious act, which cannot be justified. No nation, no human life deserves such criminal barbarity, i urge the Malian government to fight more fiercely against terrorism.
Bush Sr. was a jerk, Quayle an idiot, Clinton was atrocious and disgusting, most of those who persecuted him were hypocritical, Gore is shallow and weak, Bradley is an idealist, Bush Jr. a fool, and all of the independent candidates act like they're on drugs.
We reject any relativisation of the Holocaust, germany bears responsibility for the most atrocious crime of human history.
Europe’s efforts to address this colossal refugee crisis have been lamentable, the atrocious conditions in migrant camps within and on the borders of the richest countries on earth is a source of shame.
Translations for atrocious
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- отвратителен, брутален, жестокBulgarian
- atroçCatalan, Valencian
- oprørende, grusom, grusomme, rædselsfuldDanish
- grauenhaft, scheußlichGerman
- atroz, ofensivo, malvadoSpanish
- بی رحمPersian
- kauhistuttava, hirveä, hirvittävä, julmaFinnish
- kegyetlen, csapnivalóHungarian
- weerzinwekkend, afschuwelijk, verschrikkelijk, vreselijk, monsterlijk, afgrijselijkDutch
- okropny, okrutny, odrażający, ohydny, zbrodniczyPolish
- asqueroso, cruel, abominável, mau, atroz, hediondoPortuguese
- отврати́тельный, жесто́кий, зверский, зве́рский, омерзи́тельный, гну́сный, ужа́сныйRussian
- förhatlig, avskyvärda, avskyvärd, ohygglig, förskräckligSwedish
- gớm ghiếcVietnamese
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