atrocious


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shockingly brutal or cruel

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exceptionally bad or displeasing

provoking horror

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The inexplicable mysteries of conscious existence beset Chief Inspector Heat till he evolved a horrible notion that ages of atrocious pain and mental torture could be contained between two successive winks of an eye.
The first term of the problem was unreadable - lacked all suggestion but that of atrocious cruelty.
With all his healthy contempt for the spirit dictating such speeches, the atrocious allusiveness of the words had its effect on Chief Inspector Heat.
Such people will ask you with a clever air why the servile wars were always the most fierce, desperate and atrocious of all wars.
She took off her handkerchief turban and dressed her glossy wealth of hair "like white folks"; she added some odds and ends of rather lurid ribbon and a spray of atrocious artificial flowers; finally she threw over her shoulders a fluffy thing called a "cloud" in that day, which was of a blazing red complexion.
And as for riding down that black, atrocious miscreant, I regard it as an act of virtue, sir, like stamping on a cockroach.
We have observed the disposition to retaliation excited in Connecticut in consequence of the enormities perpetrated by the Legislature of Rhode Island; and we reasonably infer that, in similar cases, under other circumstances, a war, not of PARCHMENT, but of the sword, would chastise such atrocious breaches of moral obligation and social justice.
She must have lost her mind to have assented to such an atrocious bargain.
I was to discover the atrocious folly of this proceeding, but it came to my mind as an ingenious move for covering our retreat.
My death, believe me, will not be the end of this atrocious misadventure.
Neither was this rumor wholly discredited, although the wiser class believed the Governor's object somewhat less atrocious.
In many polished countries civil contentions, as well as domestic enmities, are prevalent, and the same time that the most atrocious foreign wars are waged.
It is to save them from the unthinkably atrocious indignities that I have seen heaped upon the fair women of Barsoom in the place men call the Temple of Issus.
Summary: New Delhi [India], September 5 (ANI): The Communist Party of India (CPI) strongly condemned the death of senior journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot at her residence in Bengaluru, stating that these atrocious killings need a full stop, while demanding swift action against the perpetrators.
Our discipline was atrocious all through the game, allowing them easy exits and allowing them to go to the driving maul which is their strength.