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Atrocious
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Atrocious as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

7 June 2021
Last seen in: The Guardian Quick

We found 22 answers for the crossword clue 'Atrocious', the most recent of which was seen in the The Guardian Quick.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Atrocious a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Atrocious as an answer itself some 60 times.

Atrocious is a single word clue made up of 9 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'The Guardian Quick' on Monday, 07 June 2021 with the answer being APPALLING, but the most popular answer for this clue is HEINOUS.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

BAD
Below average in quality or performance; "a bad chess player"; "a bad recital"

4 Letters

DIRE
Causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling"; "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible curse"

UGLY
Morally reprehensible; "would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them"; "a slimy little liar"

5 Letters

AWFUL
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"

7 Letters

HEINOUS
Extremely wicked, deeply criminal; "a flagitious crime"; "heinous accusations"

PAINFUL
Causing misery or pain or distress; "it was a sore trial to him"; "the painful process of growing up"

UNGODLY
Characterized by iniquity; wicked because it is believed to be a sin; "iniquitous deeds"; "he said it was sinful to wear lipstick"; "ungodly acts"

8 Letters

BARBARIC
Without civilizing influences; "barbarian invaders"; "barbaric practices"; "a savage people"; "fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"-Margaret Meade; "wild tribes"

DREADFUL
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"

GRIEVOUS
Of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought; "grave responsibilities"; "faced a grave decision in a time of crisis"; "a grievous fault"; "heavy matters of state"; "the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference"

HORRIBLE
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"

HORRIFIC
Grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror; "subjected to outrageous cruelty"; "a hideous pattern of injustice"; "horrific conditions in the mining industry"

SHOCKING
Glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism; "lurid details of the accident"

TERRIBLE
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"

9 Letters

APPALLING
Causing consternation; "appalling conditions"

FRIGHTFUL
Extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact; "in a frightful hurry"; "spent a frightful amount of money"

MONSTROUS
Abnormally large

10 Letters

ABOMINABLE
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"

FLAGITIOUS
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"

HORRIFYING
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"

OUTRAGEOUS
Grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror; "subjected to outrageous cruelty"; "a hideous pattern of injustice"; "horrific conditions in the mining industry"

11 Letters

UNSPEAKABLE
Defying expression or description; "indefinable yearnings"; "indescribable beauty"; "ineffable ecstasy"; "inexpressible anguish"; "unspeakable happiness"; "unutterable contempt"; "a thing of untellable splendor"

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