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     adj 1: shockingly brutal or cruel; "murder is an atrocious crime";
            "a grievous offense against morality"; "a grievous
            crime"; "no excess was too monstrous for them to
            commit" [syn: {flagitious}, {grievous}, {heinous}, {monstrous}]
     2: exceptionally bad or displeasing; "atrocious taste";
        "abominable workmanship"; "an awful voice"; "dreadful
        manners"; "a painful performance"; "terrible handwriting";
        "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room" [syn: {abominable},
         {awful}, {dreadful}, {painful}, {terrible}, {unspeakable}]
     3: provoking horror; "an atrocious automobile accident"; "a
        frightful crime of decapitation"; "an alarming, even
        horrifying, picture"; "war is beyond all words horrible"-
        Winston Churchill; "an ugly wound" [syn: {frightful}, {horrifying},
         {horrible}, {ugly}]
Source: WordNet® 2.0

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