Synonyms of atrocious in English:


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1‘atrocious cruelties were committed in the name of religion’

brutal, barbaric, barbarous, brutish, savage, vicious, wicked, cruel, nasty, ruthless, merciless, villainous, murderous, heinous, nefarious, monstrous, base, low, low-down, vile, inhuman, infernal, dark, black, black-hearted, fiendish, hellish, diabolical, ghastly, horrible
abominable, outrageous, offensive, hateful, disgusting, despicable, contemptible, loathsome, odious, revolting, repellent, repugnant, abhorrent, harrowing, nightmarish, gruesome, grisly, sickening, nauseating, horrifying, hideous, unspeakable, unforgivable, intolerable, beyond the pale, scandalous, flagrant, execrable
informal horrid, gross, sick-making, sick
British informal beastly
archaic disgustful, loathly, scurvy
rare egregious, flagitious, cacodemonic, facinorous

admirable, kindly

2‘the weather was atrocious’

appalling, dreadful, terrible, very bad, unpleasant, lamentable, woeful, miserable, poor, inadequate, unsatisfactory
informal abysmal, dire, rotten, crummy, lousy, yucky, godawful, the pits
British informal shocking, duff, beastly, chronic, pants, a load of pants, rubbish, rubbishy, ropy, poxy
vulgar slang crap, crappy, chickenshit
archaic direful