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atrocidad

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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (outrage)
a. atrocity
Maltratar a los animales es una atrocidad penada con la cárcel.Abusing animals is an atrocity punished with jail.
2. (brutality)
a. barbarity
La atrocidad con la que el hombre fue tratado es intolerable.The barbarity with which the man was treated is unacceptable.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(unpleasant or of poor quality)
a. awful (adjective)
El libro es una atrocidad. Me arrepiento de haberlo comprado.The book is awful. I regret having bought it.
b. dreadful (adjective)
¿Que te dijo que eras feo? ¡Qué atrocidad por su parte!He told you you were ugly? How dreadful of him!
c. atrocious (adjective)
El servicio estuvo bien, pero la comida fue una atrocidad.The service was good, but the food was atrocious.
atrocidades
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (foolishness)
a. nonsense
El rey envejecía y empezaba a soltar atrocidades en la corte.The king was growing old and was starting to spout nonsense in the court.
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atrocidad
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (cualidad)
a. barbarity
2. (acción)
a. atrocity
me parece una atrocidad que no tengan calefacciónI think it's terrible o awful that they don't have heating
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atrocidad
1 (Mil) etc atrocity; outrage
2 (tontería) foolish thing; silly thing
decir atrocidades to talk nonsense
3 (exageración)
¡qué atrocidad! how dreadful!; how awful!; la comedia es una atrocidad the play is awful
como me fastidian hago atrocidades
me gustan los helados una atrocidad I'm extremely fond of ice cream
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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