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, 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

archaic direful