(a.) Extremely heinous; full of enormous wickedness; as, atrocious quilt or deeds.
(a.) Characterized by, or expressing, great atrocity.
(a.) Very grievous or violent; terrible; as, atrocious distempers.
(1) Giving in to fear in the wake of the atrocious attacks on Paris will not protect anyone,” Amnesty director John Dalhuisen said in the aftermath of the attacks.
(2) I know of our history and no political power in the EU is trying to do any of the atrocious things that were done by Hitler and his followers.
(3) "This atrocious act will not be tolerated and such violence has no place in Canada.
(4) It also brings newcomers to neighbourhoods with nonwhite populations, sometimes with atrocious consequences.
(5) Fox News website embeds unedited Isis video showing brutal murder of Jordanian pilot Read more Media organisations face a particular dilemma, as the atrociousness arguably makes the crimes even more newsworthy.
(6) God knows what our losses were, must have run into thousands.” In fact, few allied troops ever made it much further than a few hundred metres from the shore, and the battle soon descended into trench warfare, in truly atrocious conditions.
(7) I’m always subjected to atrocious Irish accents and jokes about being able to drink everyone else under the table; and any time I mention potatoes I’ll get “oh of course you’re talking about potatoes”!
(8) "Any parallel with the affairs of the Berlusconi family is therefore not only inappropriate and incomprehensible but also offensive to the memory of those who were deprived of all rights and, after atrocious and unspeakable suffering, deprived of their lives."
(9) Celtic 0-2 Inverness CT (Foran 35) "SUPER CALEY GO BALLISTIC, CELTIC ARE ATROCIOUS," may well get a second airing tomorrow.
(10) Human Rights Watch says there is no rule of law in the country and that its human rights record "remains atrocious and has only deteriorated further in the past year".
(11) After last week’s atrocious events in Paris , which claimed the lives of 17 innocent people including journalists, two policemen and a policewoman, a maintenance worker and four Jewish shoppers at a kosher supermarket, France, home to the largest Jewish population in Europe – somewhere between 500,000 and 600,000 people – faces a brutal reckoning about the future of its second largest ethno-religious minority.
(12) "But if I want to judge Vladimir Putin as a politician, these are my criticisms: our country is in an atrocious condition.
(13) Amid signs of mounting pressure on both sides to end the conflict, the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, who is in the Middle East in an attempt to help broker a ceasefire, condemned the Israeli assault in Shuji'iya as an "atrocious action".
(14) You see that time and time again in the interviews, folks felt that was just campaign rhetoric and there was just no way that they’d take their healthcare away, and now they’re threatened and there are a lot of frightened people.” Beshear went on to predict that if Trump was successful in passing the AHCA, which he derided as “an atrocious bill”, that there would be “backlash” at the polls.
(15) And what was Cameron thinking – that decimating the Syrian army would make life harder for the Islamists, who are palpably the bigger and more atrocious threat?
(16) It is extremely regrettable that the very cruel and atrocious case occurred,” Kishida told Kennedy, according to Nippon Television Network.
(17) Communist leaders had always used an atrocious double-speak which meant its opposite.
(18) Describing it as "a truly horrendous incident", Zeid said in a statement : "It is the duty of states to investigate such atrocious crimes, bring the perpetrators to justice, and even more importantly to do more to prevent them from happening in the first place.
(19) Super Caley haven’t gone ballistic and Celtic are anything but atrocious - they lead 3-0.
(20) "Only two teams through to the second round so far, and the two last European winners have looked atrocious.
(a.) Worthy of being deplored or lamented; lamentable; causing grief; hence, sad; calamitous; grievous; wretched; as, life's evils are deplorable.
(1) We write to deplore the coalition's withdrawal of support from the hugely successful school sport partnerships (" Michael Gove's plan to slash sports funding in schools splits cabinet ", News).
(2) The standards committee report by a cross-party group of MPs said it "deplored" stings but would "not hesitate to act in such cases if wrongdoing had occurred".
(3) We deplore the proposal of the secretary of state Eric Pickles to “take over” the democratically elected council in Tower Hamlets ( Report , 5 November).
(4) In a decision described as deplorable by some, it emerged on Sunday that Athens had refused to endorse an EU statement criticising the crackdown on activists and dissidents under the Chinese president, Xi Jinping .
(5) While deplorable and to a degree self-defeating, this insouciant defiance also makes a grim kind of sense, both historically and reinforced by recent events.
(6) "The way ministers have sought to blame civil servants in the Department for Transport before any of the facts have been established has been deplorable, but sadly not out of character," said Mark Serwotka, the PCS general secretary.
(7) Deplores the continuing flows of mercenaries into the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and calls upon all Member States to comply strictly with their obligations under paragraph 9 of resolution 1970 (2011) to prevent the provision of armed mercenary personnel to the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Ban on flights 17.
(8) It’s a sign there is an utter ruthlessness and depravity about this movement which is hideous and sickening and deplorable.
(9) Those who deplore Ed Miliband for taking money from Unite, or deplore David Cameron for taking money from millionaires, should support the alternative.” On Saturday Labour’s leader Ed Miliband accused the government of turning a blind eye to the financial affairs of the rich, and claimed the revelations over the industrial scale of tax avoidance at HSBC in Switzerland crystallised a “deeply divisive injustice”.
(10) She depicted Burkhardt's attitude and response as "deplorable" and "unacceptable".
(11) The unprecedented rise in the cost of living and the deplorable state of hospitals have put the people in the exact position that Museveni and his cronies want them to be – a place where many are too worried about their next meal to care about abstract political ideas and rights.
(12) He deplored permissivism, and was not frightened of being quoted to that effect; he was a member of the British Catholic Stage Guild, and served as its vice-president for some time.
(13) From Reuters: "The secretary general said in a statement he was surprised this deplorable crime would happen during the visit of a team of international investigators with the United Nations who are already tasked with investigating chemical weapons use," the official news agency Mena said.
(14) They are Americans, and they deserve your respect.” The chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), Reince Priebus, echoed Pence in a statement, saying: “The truly deplorable thing in this race is the shameful level of condescension and disrespect Hillary Clinton is showing to her fellow citizens.” Trump, per his habit, initially responded on Twitter .
(15) This deficit model is invoked to explain the commonly deplored typically male behavioral and attitudinal characteristics.
(16) Because, as Rafael Behr so astutely observed recently , when immigration minister Mark Harper's rhetoric, in justifying this deplorable campaign, strays in the same breath on to immigration in general putting "pressure on our infrastructure", the distinction between legal and illegal immigrant is lost.
(17) On Twitter on Saturday, the longtime Trump confidante and former Nixon operative Roger Stone embraced the “deplorables” phrase , sharing a meme that grouped supporters of the Republican nominee, including the InfoWars.com host Alex Jones , in a takeoff of the action movie The Expendables.
(18) Errors of famous scientists in the younger past are deplorable.
(19) "There is no consistency in the outlook of the Nigerian maniacs: they use weapons produced by the very capitalist system they claim to deplore, for instance.
(20) Under pressure from Leveson, Gove did agree that both phone hacking and bribery or corruption of officials were to be deplored.