Definition of 'atrocious'
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The troops suffered atrocious conditions in bitterly cold winters, with temperatures down to minus 30C. Times, Sunday Times (2017)We did the maximum we could in these atrocious conditions. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Its unsparing account of an atrocious crime is offset by admirable dramatic restraint. Times, Sunday Times (2007)What unbelievably atrocious behaviour that woman displayed! Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)They know how to move to the right part of a mountain in atrocious weather. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The sound of that is something quite atrocious. The Sun (2012)Two other groups of youngsters were airlifted off the moor in atrocious conditions. The Sun (2007)The atrocious weather made the route treacherous in places. The Sun (2008)This seemed harsh bearing in mind the atrocious conditions that led to uncertain footing. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The atrocious weather has just given them another reason to delay their festive shopping. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They lived in atrocious conditions and were rigidly controlled by their elders. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)And the weather was too atrocious to bear. Times, Sunday Times (2008)These atrocious conditions could have been avoided. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They are forced to open in the winter when the weather is atrocious and the roads are dangerous. The Sun (2013)Conditions were so atrocious in rains triggered by an approaching typhoon that no helicopter could fly him to hospital. The Sun (2015)Cheltenham is used to atrocious weather. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Beaches were deserted as atrocious rains, wind and some spectacular thunderstorms ruined summer holidays. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A comeback show with just two songs was something quite atrocious. The Sun (2010)She was given an indefinite sentence for her part in that atrocious crime, yet has been deemed fit for release. The Sun (2013)He said: 'There is no excuse for my atrocious behaviour. The Sun (2009)It is a contrast to four years ago, when nearly 2,500 competitors were rescued from flooded moorland after atrocious wet weather. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The US Midwest also suffered atrocious rains and flash floods. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Perhaps she will come good by the last episode but it will only be because the TV cameras hold up a mirror to her atrocious behaviour. The Sun (2011)I'm sure he didn't mean to say something atrocious. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Monday was an atrocious day of rain over much of Ireland and parts of the UK. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Used Occasionally. atrocious is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'atrocious'
British English: atrocious ADJECTIVE
If you describe something as atrocious, you are emphasizing that its quality is very bad.
The food here is really atrocious.
Definition of atrocious from the Collins English Dictionary
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