Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being atrocious; atrocity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane.

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  • noun the state of being atrocious

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane

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Examples

  • Where you and I agree completely on is the absolute atrociousness in officiating.

    Uphill battle (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • I understand the idea of embracing the label as a way of reducing its "power" or turning it around but I also think it takes the power away from the atrociousness of truly bad mothers – those that beat, abuse and neglect their children.

    The Bad Mother Manifesto | Her Bad Mother

  • "Oh what atrociousness, it grew into bigger and bigger, higher and higher," she said.

    The Woman Behind The Beehive

  • I would just like to state here and now that this atrociousness offends more than just my taste.

    Hollywood Dame » Blog Archive » Fashion Disaster: Gwyneth Paltrow

  • "Re: Bremen's atrociousness, esp. at set pieces - don't people ever practice these things?" thunders Paul Szabo.

    Tottenham v Werder Bremen - as it happened

  • In many ways the Vietnam War, though of an atrociousness the Afghanistan War has not yet approached, was pursued by the U.S. obedient to a much sounder theory than any offered for the present war.

    David Bromwich: The Afghanistan Parenthesis [UPDATED]

  • I understand the idea of embracing the label as a way of reducing its "power" or turning it around but I also think it takes the power away from the atrociousness of truly bad mothers - those that beat, abuse and neglect their children.

    The Bad Mother Manifesto

  • "It was very important to put in all the details about the atrociousness of the trade and the fundamentals about how it happened," she says.

    A Novel Version of Slavery

  • The absolute atrociousness of white supremacists aside, you really just don't think these things through, do you?

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Jackson pulled off an amazing triumph with LotR but he had some serious cashola behind him, something that just won't happen with other fantasy works - look at the atrociousness of Legend of the Seeker - crap source for an even crapper show.

    Red Eagle Entertainment talk about The Wheel of Time movie

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