Definition of atrocious adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    atrocious

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//əˈtrəʊʃəs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈtroʊʃəs//
     
     
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  1. 1very bad or unpleasant synonym terrible She speaks French with an atrocious accent. Isn't the weather atrocious?
  2. 2very cruel and shocking atrocious acts of brutality
  3. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from Latin atrox, atroc- ‘cruel’ + -ious.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: atrocious