One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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
2‘the weather was atrocious’
appalling, dreadful, terrible, very bad, unpleasant, lamentable, woeful, miserable, poor, inadequate, unsatisfactory
informal abysmal, dire, rotten, crummy, lousy, poxy, yucky, God-awful, the pits
British informal shocking, duff, beastly, chronic, pants, a load of pants, rubbish, rubbishy, ropy
vulgar slang crap, crappy, chickenshit
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