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Adjective: atrocious  u'trow-shus
  1. Shockingly brutal or cruel
    "murder is an atrocious crime";
    - flagitious, grievous, monstrous
  2. Exceptionally bad or displeasing
    "atrocious taste";
    - abominable, awful, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakable, horrible
  3. Provoking horror
    "an atrocious automobile accident";
    - frightful, horrifying, horrible, ugly

See also: alarming, bad, evil

Encyclopedia: Atrocious