Definition of atrocious :
1. Characterized by, or expressing, great atrocity.
2. Extremely heinous; full of enormous wickedness; as, atrocious quilt or deeds.
3. Very grievous or violent; terrible; as, atrocious distempers.
horrendous, life-threatening, afflictive, detestable, brutal, despicable, flagitious, dire, barbaric, shocking, heavy, weighty, barbarous, grotesque, awesome, merciless, awing, odious, study atoutrageous, unutterable, sore, unspeakable, grave, indescribable, untamed, direful, appalling, worthless, nauseating, cruel, painful, horrible, unwholesome, enormous, awful, unworthy, frightening, scandalous, execrable, vile, savage, horrid, alarming, sickening, slimy, dangerous, ugly, indefinable, awed, wretched, irritating, inhuman, rude, heartbreaking, serious, horrific, surly, horrifying, nasty, like, amazing, ineffable, dreaded, frightful, disgusting, uncouth, pain, unnameable, uncivilized, awe-inspiring, outrageous, grievous, fearsome, dreadful, heartrending, dread, right, untellable, tremendous, fearful, severe, barbarian
evil (part of speech: adjective)
evil, offensive, sinful, repugnant, terrible, disgraceful, damnable, monstrous, revolting, abominable, sinister, heinous, nefarious, foul, baneful, repellent, destructive, repulsive, loathsome, detrimental, hideous, wicked, calamitous, bad, reprehensible
- Death surprised the charming town; houses and streets became the tombs of the unhappies hit by an atrocious torture." - "Roman Holidays and Others", W. D. Howells.
- She never doubted for a moment that she was the victim of some atrocious plot, but having something to face which she could understand her great natural courage asserted itself. - "Sant' Ilario", F. Marion Crawford.
- But I play an atrocious game and- So do I. We shall match beautifully. - "Kent Knowles: Quahaug", Joseph C. Lincoln.