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
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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.
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."
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.
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"It's going to be atrociously hot again all day," said Gania, with an air of annoyance, taking his hat.
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The local stamp sharply, as he gathered, impressed upon her he estimated indeed rather in a borrowed than in a natural light, for if she was native to a small town in the interior of the American continent one of their fellow-passengers, a lady from New York with whom he had a good deal of conversation, pronounced her "atrociously" provincial.
The government is atrociously slow to introduce a deposit scheme on glass bottles.
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