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Synonyms for atrocious
əˈtroʊ ʃəsatro·cious

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. atrocious

    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.

    Synonyms:
    barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, brutal, cruel, inhuman, merciless, rude, savage, uncivilized, uncouth, untamed

    Antonyms:
    civilized, courtly, cultured, delicate, elegant, graceful, humane, nice, polite, refined, tender, urbane

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. atrocious

    Synonyms:
    monstrous, nefarious, wicked, outrageous, villainous, enormous, shameful, heinous, cruel, flagrant, facinorous, flagitious

    Antonyms:
    laudable, noble, honorable, generous, humane, admirable, chivalrous

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    unalarming, good

  2. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    unalarming, good

  3. atrocious, frightful, horrifying, horrible, uglyadjective

    provoking horror

    "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"

    Synonyms:
    frightful, flagitious, unworthy, wretched, terrible, monstrous, fearful, horrible, worthless, tremendous, abominable, unspeakable, awful, grievous, slimy, ugly, dreadful, horrifying, vile, despicable, painful, surly

    Antonyms:
    good, unalarming

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. atrociousadjective

    Synonyms:
    infamous, villanous, flagitious, heinous, felonious, flagrant, outrageous, enormous, grievous, diabolical, monstrous, infernal, hellish, horrible, black, very wicked

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. atrociousadjective

    Synonyms:
    heinous, flagitious, nefarious, felonious, infamous, outrageous

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How to use atrocious in a sentence?

  1. Eric Green:

    This is precisely how the Fed will interpret this report, even if the numbers here are atrocious. The broader trends are still unquestionably favorable.

  2. Burlington County:

    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.

  3. Bishop Edward Burns:

    With the utmost sensitivity to victims, I have pledged to continue efforts of transparency and need to make you aware of this atrocious and sad event.

  4. Keith Vaz:

    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.

  5. Mo Canady:

    What happened last Monday is atrocious. I dont now how someone who wears a uniform, like I used to do, could get to that point. Thats evil, but ... I think theres some shortsightedness here. When its done right, the SRO program really is the epitome of community-based policing. I hate to see the baby thrown out with the bathwater.

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