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a·tro·cious / əˈtrōshəs/ • adj. horrifyingly wicked: atrocious cruelties. ∎  of a very poor quality; extremely bad or unpleasant: atrocious weather. DERIVATIVES: a·tro·cious·ly adv. a·tro·cious·ness n.

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atrocious

atrocious XVII. f. L. atrōx, atrōc- terrible, fierce, etc., f. āter black + oc-, stem of oculus EYE; see -IOUS and cf. F. atroce.
So atrocity XVI. — (O)F. or L.

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atrocious

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