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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Atrociousness(0.01702 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to Atrociousness.
English → English (WordNet)
n : the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane [syn: atrocity,
barbarity, barbarousness, heinousness]
English → English (gcide)
Atrocious \A*tro"cious\, a. [L. atrox, atrocis, cruel, fierce:
cf. F. atroce.]
1. Extremely heinous; full of enormous wickedness; as,
atrocious guilt or deeds.
2. Characterized by, or expressing, great atrocity.
Revelations . . . so atrocious that nothing in
history approaches them. --De Quincey.
3. Very grievous or violent; terrible; as, atrocious
distempers. [Obs.] --Cheyne.
Syn: Atrocious, Flagitious, Flagrant.
Usage: Flagitious points to an act as grossly wicked and
vile; as, a flagitious proposal. Flagrant marks the
vivid impression made upon the mind by something
strikingly wrong or erroneous; as, a flagrant
misrepresentation; a flagrant violation of duty.
Atrocious represents the act as springing from a
violent and savage spirit. If Lord Chatham, instead of
saying “the atrocious crime of being a young man,”
had used either of the other two words, his irony
would have lost all its point, in his celebrated reply
to Sir Robert Walpole, as reported by Dr. Johnson.
[1913 Webster] -- A*tro"cious*ly, adv. --