atrociously


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a·tro·cious

 (ə-trō′shəs)
adj.
1. Extremely evil or cruel; monstrous: an atrocious crime.
2. Exceptionally bad; abominable: atrocious decor; atrocious behavior.

[From Latin atrōx, atrōc-, frightful, cruel; see āter- in Indo-European roots.]

a·tro′cious·ly adv.
a·tro′cious·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.atrociously - in a terrible manneratrociously - in a terrible manner; "she sings terribly"
2.atrociously - to an extravagant or immoderate degree; "atrociously expensive"
Translations

atrociously

[əˈtrəuʃəslɪ] ADV
1. (= shockingly) [treat] → atrozmente
he was atrociously bad-temperedtenía un genio atroz
2. (= badly) [sing, spell, behave] → pésimamente, espantosamente

atrociously

[əˈtrəʊʃəsli] adv [behave, perform, spell] → de façon exécrable

atrociously

[əˈtrəʊʃəslɪ] adv (cruelly) → atrocemente; (appallingly) → terribilmente
References in classic literature ?
Here he was, for instance, vowing upon his knees that he would save Ona from harm, and only a week later she was suffering atrociously, and from the blow of an enemy that he could not possibly have thwarted.
When Don Quixote saw the state he was in he said, "I have now come to the conclusion, good Sancho, that this castle or inn is beyond a doubt enchanted, because those who have so atrociously diverted themselves with thee, what can they be but phantoms or beings of another world?
And the guests--how atrociously they are behaving; what riot they make over the whole house; it is enough to disgust any respectable person who comes near them.
If the Mediterranean, the venerable (and sometimes atrociously ill- tempered) nurse of all navigators, was to rock my youth, the providing of the cradle necessary for that operation was entrusted by Fate to the most casual assemblage of irresponsible young men(all, however, older than myself) that, as if drunk with Provencal sunshine, frittered life away in joyous levity on the model of Balzac's "Histoire des Treize" qualified by a dash of romance DE CAPE ET D'EPEE.
It's going to be atrociously hot again all day," said Gania, with an air of annoyance, taking his hat.
It seems that they ill-used him so atrociously that, at last, his firmness gave way, and he did let out some information.
Be this as it may, however, it was his ninth birthday; and he was keeping it in the coal-cellar with a select party of two other young gentleman, who, after participating with him in a sound thrashing, had been locked up for atrociously presuming to be hungry, when Mrs.
Despite atrociously wet conditions it was an exciting end-to-end contest.
For the way he outstayed such atrociously cliched Radio 1 contemporaries as the Hairy Cornflake, because he had more talent, less ego and a greater desire to learn, and never saw himself as anything other than a fan.
The careful phrasing and grammar tell of frantic efforts by PR staff to mend the atrociously nasty gash inflicted by this 15-year-old on the people of the USA.
IT'S been a relief to have had some respite from the atrociously wet weather.
To play atrociously, to win morally and to lose narrowly confirms the seductive sense of being jinxed.