In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1informal(very bad)(food/manners/spelling) espantoso informal(spelling/food/manners) atroz
- I did notice that the spelling in most of the unwanted e-mails I happen to read is generally atrocious.
- The weather was atrocious, with heavy snow and high winds.
- Of course, the dialogue is still atrocious, and the actors' delivery of it is poor.
- I have come across parents like him who simply shrug their shoulders when you outline their children's atrocious behaviour.
- But it was terrible for everyone, and people not in my cohort also told me the first year is always atrocious.
- I don't think I've been getting enough exercise and my posture is atrocious.
- It's unforgivably bad journalism, laughably poor sub-editing, and atrocious proof-reading.
- No more seedy bars, inept passes or atrocious chat-up lines.
- The generally poor and occasionally atrocious quality of the writing doesn't help.
- We paid £3,000 for an all-inclusive holiday and the food was atrocious.
- I have written before about how atrocious an assumption this is.
- The writing was atrocious, scribbled in black ink, and Karen had to focus on each word to decipher it.
- Also, I have witnessed the most atrocious driving by some Bradford taxi drivers, placing other road users in jeopardy.
- Frankly, I'm disgusted by the atrocious writing I have to read every day as part of my job.
- His timing is atrocious.
- The policy is atrocious and an insult to soldiers and their families.
- The supporting cast was atrocious and really brought the overall quality of the movie down with it.
- But we poor deluded souls keep colouring our hair in the wildest and most atrocious colours possible.
- The weather conditions were atrocious, so thankfully the sale was indoors.
- All soccer fixtures were cancelled at the weekend due to the atrocious weather conditions.
- Jones Griffiths and others tried to interest the news agencies in pictures that told the truth about that atrocious war.
- We are exporting atrocious suffering, disease and death in poor countries where controls are not implemented.
- Nor was Stalin's behaviour in Ukraine, however atrocious, on a par with Hitler's total extermination strategy.
- You can't let that psychological battle have the victim all of a sudden take on the guilt for the atrocious acts of the perpetrator.
- Who can say they wouldn't do something atrocious if in an extreme situation?
- Let us picture a small, comparatively weak, nation, governed by someone who commits any number of atrocious crimes to stay in power.
- Upon returning to the United States, after having seen atrocious abuses first hand, he says that he could not stay silent.
- I foresee that man will resign himself each day to more atrocious undertakings; soon there will be no one but soldiers and bandits.
- Despite the country's atrocious human rights records, the world community has done very little in response.
- This helps to explain why murder is such an atrocious crime.
- The atrocious acts of terror in New York have shocked the world.
- It was possibly the most atrocious monstrosity every pulled off on American soil.
- If the tour were cancelled, a valuable opportunity to raise public awareness of the atrocious regime would be lost.
- Since no Coalition Forces were allowed into the city, they were able to get away with those atrocious acts without much trouble.
- In practice, this meant all but the most atrocious offenses got mere wrist slaps.
- In the old orthodox society the Sati system of widows mounting the funeral pyre of their husbands was an atrocious practice.
- Our grandfathers witnessed the most atrocious period ever to have occurred; hopefully nothing like that will ever happen again.
- That such a policy may have stirred up the enmity which resulted in last week's atrocious acts of violence should not be dismissed out of hand.
- They watched the hideous spectacle, stunned by the monster's atrocious acts.
- He did an atrocious act and he got what he wanted, lots of publicity for his cause and the right to die a martyr.
- Women and children there are subjected to atrocious harassment and torture, particularly in the workplace.
- The people who are committing these atrocious acts are few, but they are mainly foreigners.
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