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
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That overly skeptical attitude has been compounded by learning about some of the inherent bias and atrocious missteps that machine learning systems are making.
His calls of both balls and strikes were atrocious.
Matt Kryger/IndyStar Pinning a big dose of the blame for the atrocious pass protection on the quarterback sounds like a case of blaming the victim.
Weinstein’s scandal — while atrocious and infuriating — engenders the possibility of sociocultural change.
Despite some comically atrocious performances by quarterbacks on NFL rosters in the first two weeks of the season, Kaepernick remained unsigned.
But while it might be argued that the growth spurred by upper-bracket tax cuts is worth reducing the amount Americans can save in their 401(k) accounts, the optics of such a measure would be atrocious.
Meanwhile, the starting pitchers have been atrocious.
There’s no other way to describe it — the air in San Francisco is atrocious.
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Synonymsappalling, horrible, awful, dreadful, frightful, ghastly, grisly, gruesome (also grewsome), hideous, horrendous, horrid, horrific, horrifying, lurid, macabre, monstrous, nightmare, nightmarish, shocking, terrible, terrific
Antonymsbitchin' [slang], great, marvelous (or marvellous), wonderful
Related Wordsalarming, bloodcurdling, dire, direful, fearful, fearsome, forbidding, formidable, frightening, gut-wrenching, hair-raising, heart-stopping, intimidating, redoubtable, scary, terrifying; abhorrent, deplorable, disagreeable, disgusting, distasteful, loathsome, nauseating, noisome, obnoxious, obscene, offensive, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, sickening; abominable, evil, foul, heinous, noxious, odious, unspeakable, vile; grotesque, ugly, unsightly
Near Antonymsagreeable, appealing, attractive, delectable, delicious, delightful, enjoyable, enticing, inviting, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, satisfying, welcome; cheering, comforting, soothing
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