Meaning of atrocious

a•tro•cious

Pronunciation: (u-trō'shus), [key]
— adj.
  1. extremely or shockingly wicked, cruel, or brutal: an atrocious crime.
  2. shockingly bad or tasteless; dreadful; abominable: an atrocious painting; atrocious manners.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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