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
Skeptics have described it as naive at best, given Kim's atrocious record of abuses, and a disgrace at worst.
That is the number of drivers in Ohio's last-chance auto insurance program for those whose driving records are so atrocious, no commercial insurer will take them.
The optics alone are atrocious: Wealthfront is moving from passive to active and from cheap to expensive, but only when Wealthfront itself owns the fund in question.
The same thing happened in Istanbul, where traffic is atrocious.
But there are other ways that people can commit these atrocious acts.
And speaking of erasing complexity, the series cliffhanger was an atrocious doubling-down on one of ST:DISCO's worst impulses.
Sergio Aguero gave City the lead in the 18th minute against Arsenal after an atrocious defensive error from defender Shkodran Mustafi, who misjudged a direct long ball launched from goalkeeper Claudio Bravo and allowed Aguero a free run on goal.
The committee met with Navajo leaders and were taken aback at the atrocious conditions.
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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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