Examples of atrocious in a Sentence
- … much of the manufactured-home industry employed sales practices that were atrocious. The need for meaningful down payments was frequently ignored. Sometimes fakery was involved. Moreover, impossible-to-meet monthly payments were being agreed to by borrowers who signed up because they had nothing to lose. —Warren E. Buffett, Newsweek, 9 Mar. 2009
- In the hands of a succession of more or less sadistic colonial governors and prison officers, convicts, particularly repeat offenders, found themselves subjected to atrocious punishments, flogged, committed to chain gangs, kept in underground pits, starved, and bullied. —Caroline Moorehead, New York Review of Books, 16 Nov. 2006
- It would seem that by now the Tigers might be weary of analyzing their roller-coaster season, sick of reliving their atrocious 9-23 start and comparing it with their recent hot streak. —Sports Illustrated, 4 Sept. 2000
an atrocious period in the nation's history
an atrocious crime that shocked even hardened members of the police force
Recent Examples of atrocious from the Web
These are the top 10 kinds of awful out there, though some particularly atrocious humans seem to check off nearly every box on the list.
The case has shed light on Sudan’s atrocious record on women’s rights.
Besides enduring treacherous journeys to America’s farms and slaughterhouses, foreign workers are also subjected to atrocious working conditions, suffering in secret.
This being San Francisco, parking is atrocious, but fortunately, the festival partners with Everett Middle School, which has a sizable lot on 17th Street between Church and Sanchez.
Everything went wrong in an atrocious second inning, in which the SeaWolves scored seven runs on seven hits and two errors.
The eighth inning was a remedy, a four-run frame against the two most competent pitchers — Miller and closer Cody Allen — in an otherwise atrocious Indians bullpen that gagged a game its team led 2-0 entering the eighth inning.
But their lottery odds are so atrocious that a few wins to end their season won’t make much of a dent in their nearly hopeless chances of securing the top overall pick.
Apple Music’s search is particularly atrocious, and Spotify’s search engine found no matches for my Drake query.
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red in tooth and claw;
ATROCIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of atrocious for English Language Learners
: very evil or cruel
: very bad
ATROCIOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of atrocious for Students
- an atrocious crime
- atrocious weather
- atrocious manners
- behaved atrociously
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