Atrocious and Dreadful


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Atrocious adjective – Extremely disturbing or repellent.
Usage example: an atrocious crime that shocked even hardened members of the police force

Dreadful is a synonym for atrocious in offensive topic. In some cases you can use "Dreadful" instead the word "Atrocious" as an adjective or a noun, when it comes to topics like terrible, appalling. popular alternative
Nearby Words: atrocity, atrociously
Synonyms for Atrocious


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Dreadful adjective – Causing fear.
Usage example: a dreadful hurricane

Atrocious is a synonym for dreadful in terrible topic. You can use "Atrocious" instead an adjective "Dreadful", if it concerns topics such as frightful, horrible. popular alternative
Nearby Words: dread, dreadfully, dreaded, dreading
Synonyms for Dreadful

Things that words describes

behaviour atrocious behaviour dreadful behaviour
manner atrocious manner dreadful manner
fate atrocious fate dreadful fate
piece atrocious piece dreadful piece
Other nouns: example, crime, conditions, singer, spelling, puns, answers, monsters.

Both words in one sentence

  • Western Animation / Top Cat Begins Dreadful Musician: Benny's atrocious violin playing that drives everyone in town crazy and causes birds to fall out of the sky.
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