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
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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Where you and I agree completely on is the absolute atrociousness in officiating.
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.
"Oh what atrociousness, it grew into bigger and bigger, higher and higher," she said.
I would just like to state here and now that this atrociousness offends more than just my taste.
"Re: Bremen's atrociousness, esp. at set pieces - don't people ever practice these things?" thunders Paul Szabo.
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.
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.
"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.
The absolute atrociousness of white supremacists aside, you really just don't think these things through, do you?
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.