atrocious atrocious  /ə ˈtroʊ ʃəs/


  1. (adj) exceptionally bad or displeasing
  2. (adj) shockingly brutal or cruel
  3. (adj) provoking horror

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  1. While many Muslim experts and organizations say the images in Fitna are shocking and atrocious, they are nothing new.
  2. Amid the welter of ordinary movies and atrocious ones, we've found nine worthies--some with just good intentions, many that hit the mark.
  3. The cop detects the fatal precision of professionals in this atrocious tableau: lives dispatched cleanly, corpses draped just so.


  1. Very Weak 3 Year Bond Auction Prices At Highest Yield Since July 2011, Lowest Bid To Cover Since 2010

    If there is one word to describe today's 3 Year $32 billion auction it would be atrocious . With the When Issued stopped at 0.577%, the closing high yield tailed notably at 0.581%, a dramatic spike from last month's 0.354% and the highest yield since July 2011, indicating substantial turbulence on the surface. Beneath the surface it was the same story, with the Bid To Cover plunging from 3.38 to ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

  2. Mets demote Ike, 2 others as Fish stench fills up Citi

    It was a day of absolute ugliness at Citi Field, and it ended with an organizational bloodletting. After the Mets dropped their second straight game to the atrocious Marlins — this one an 8-4, 10-inning disaster — manager Terry Collins delivered a stern postgame message to his team and general manager Sandy...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: New York Post


  1. "I didn't make any putts today. It was frustrating," Woods said. "I've just struggled all week. The putts that I hit well I misread. And then I've hit just atrocious putts and didn't even come close. I've got to clean it up for tomorrow."
    on Feb 3, 2007 By: Tiger Wood Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "This is atrocious animal abuse," Grandin said after PETA sent her the video.
    on Sep 16, 2008 By: Temple Grandin Source: FOXNews

  3. "Our stops were atrocious," Harvick said. "The thing was fast, but it doesn't matter if you can't do a pit stop."
    on Mar 7, 2009 By: Kevin Harvick Source: USA Today

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