Definition of atrocious:
indescribable, severe, evil, despicable, odious, fearsome, barbarous, heartbreaking, horrendous, worthless, horrid, uncouth, dreadful, unspeakable, grotesque, heartrending, horrifying, painful, ineffable, awed, like, brutal, nasty, surly, awful, savage, execrable, cruel, alarming, awing, serious, unutterable, disgusting, dreaded, merciless, enormous, shocking, pain, untellable, unnameable, unwholesome, heinous, dangerous, sickening, sore, inhuman, frightful, monstrous, grievous, outrageous, bad, study atoutrageous, afflictive, wretched, awesome, detestable, appalling, right, rude, horrible, vile, tremendous, outrageous, amazing, indefinable, weighty, terrible, wicked, horrific, unworthy, uncivilized, barbarian, abominable, dire, life-threatening, slimy, nauseating, flagitious, untamed, frightening, awe-inspiring, scandalous, grave, fearful, ugly, direful, dread, heavy, barbaric, irritating.
- "Roman Holidays and Others", W. D. Howells.
- "Sant' Ilario", F. Marion Crawford.
- "Kent Knowles: Quahaug", Joseph C. Lincoln.