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
Apple Music’s search is particularly atrocious, and Spotify’s search engine found no matches for my Drake query.
His putting has been nothing short of atrocious this week, and virtually all of the misses have been left.
Thursday night traffic for Edgewater Live concerts could be atrocious.
The Royals’ situational hitting has been atrocious; their .222 batting average with runners on base ranks 26th among 30 teams.
Accuracy problems are difficult to fix but not impossible to refine; his next position coach can start with often atrocious footwork, and comfort with a more talented group of pass-catchers should lead to more confidence.
In the summer, which is short and therefore especially precious, the tourists descend to camp — atrocious black flies and giant mosquitoes be damned — and to explore and hike and tour Pictured Rocks and bask in the unspoiled greatness.
When those leads slipped away, one primarily due to atrocious infield defense, Counsell changed his modus operandi.
Third round, 77 overall: Orlando Brown, offensive tackle, Oklahoma The atrocious Scouting Combine for Brown pushed him out of the early portion of the draft, but his slip ends up being a value pick on the line for the Bengals.
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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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