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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (very bad)
a. atroz
This is an atrocious article, and you're going to have to rewrite it.Este es un artículo atroz. Vas a tener que reescribirlo.
b. espantoso
The food was absolutely atrocious, and I couldn't eat any more.La comida era totalmente espantosa, y no pude comer ni un bocado más.
2. (wicked)
a. atroz
The dictator perpetrated atrocious crimes against humanity.El dictador perpetró crímenes atroces de lesa humanidad.
b. cruel
The judge sentenced the murderer to death for his atrocious acts.El juez sentenció al asesino a morir por sus actos crueles.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (crime, behavior)
a. atroz, cruel
2. (mistake, decision, weather, meal)
a. atroz, terrible
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atrocious [əˈtrəʊʃəs]
1 (shocking) [+crime, treatment] atroz
2 (very bad) [+film, food, spelling] pésimo; espantoso; [+weather] espantoso
my French is atrocious the food here is atrocious the weather was atrocious your spelling is atrocious
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