All Sources -
Updated Media sources (1) About content Print Topic Share Topic
views updated

atrociousfactious, fractious •anxious • captious •precious, semi-precious •infectious •conscientious, contentious, licentious, pretentious, sententious, tendentious •Athanasius, audacious, bodacious, cactaceous, capacious, carbonaceous, contumacious, Cretaceous, curvaceous, disputatious, edacious, efficacious, fallacious, farinaceous, flirtatious, foliaceous, fugacious, gracious, hellacious, herbaceous, Ignatius, loquacious, mendacious, mordacious, ostentatious, perspicacious, pertinacious, pugnacious, rapacious, sagacious, salacious, saponaceous, sebaceous, sequacious, setaceous, spacious, tenacious, veracious, vexatious, vivacious, voracious •facetious, Lucretius, specious •adventitious, Aloysius, ambitious, auspicious, avaricious, capricious, conspicuous, delicious, expeditious, factitious, fictitious, flagitious, judicious, lubricious, malicious, Mauritius, meretricious, nutritious, officious, pernicious, propitious, repetitious, seditious, siliceous, superstitious, suppositious, surreptitious, suspicious, vicious •noxious, obnoxious •conscious, subconscious, unselfconscious •cautious, tortious •atrocious, ferocious, precocious •Confucius • luscious •bumptious, scrumptious •compunctious, rambunctious

views updated

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.

views updated

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.