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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:
Noun1.atrociousness - the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumaneatrociousness - the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane
inhumaneness, inhumanity - the quality of lacking compassion or consideration for others


1. The quality of passing all moral bounds:
وَحْشِيَّه، فَظاعَه


(əˈtrəuʃəs) adjective
1. very bad. Your handwriting is atrocious.
2. extremely cruel. an atrocious crime.
aˈtrociousness noun
atrocity (əˈtrosəti) noun
an extremely cruel and wicked act. The invading army committed many atrocities.
References in classic literature ?
But shortly, and as far as my bewilderment allowed me to grasp its naive atrociousness, it was something like this: that no consideration, no delicacy, no tenderness, no scruples should stand in the way of a woman (who by the mere fact of her sex was the predestined victim of conditions created by men's selfish passions, their vices and their abominable tyranny) from taking the shortest cut towards securing for herself the easiest possible existence.
Philippine society is left with no option but to deal with certain grievous offenders in a manner commensurate to the gravity, perversity, atrociousness and repugnance of their crimes,' according to the bill.
This radical crime carries the same atrociousness of terrorist crimes committed by 'Islamic State' and Al-Qaeda in different parts of the world.
In easily misconstrued terms, Arendt presented Eichmann as a goal-oriented functionary practicing happy allegiance to a criminal system, a profoundly limited but ambitious careerist, whose unthinking ordinariness--by which she meant moral incapacity rather than mere intellectual limitations--epitomized the Third Reich's true atrociousness.
Quite perplexingly the same politicians who do not let go of any opportunity to press upon the nation the value of true democracy and the atrociousness of military rulers call for the army's help whenever they are in a messy situation.
This extreme authority has started wide-ranging discussions of the atrociousness of Indian forthcoming nuclear objectives and production targets.
10) That said, the gravity of piracy typically is not comparable to the atrociousness of other international crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity, and widespread war crimes.
The atrociousness of the results of these conflicts varied depending on how clever Arab rulers were in their management.
Bridger made a tactical admission of guilt designed to conceal the full atrociousness of his crime.
In a statement, the General Union of Farmers strongly denounced the terrorist bombing, describing it and such attacks as crimes that reached the level of crimes against humanity in their atrociousness.
228) Murder, as a crime entailing the most severe domestic sentence, (229) sufficiently captures the atrociousness of the conduct, and would do so in nearly every circumstance.