(comparative more atrociously, superlative most atrociously)
- in an atrocious manner
atrocious + -ly
Variant of atrocious
- very cruel, evil, brutal, etc.
- appalling or dismaying
- very bad, unpleasant, offensive, inferior, etc.: an atrocious joke
Origin of atrocious; from Classical Latin atrox, (gen. atrocis), fierce, cruel ; from ater, black + -ox ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps base of oculus, eye