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atrocious

adjective

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2 extremely unsatisfactory
  • the picture quality on the pirated DVD was atrocious

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3 having or showing the desire to inflict severe pain and suffering on others
  • the atrocious treatment of prisoners at the camps

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The first known use of atrocious was in 1604

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“Atrocious.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/atrocious. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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