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atrocious
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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exceptionally bad, cruel, or ugly
  • attributes some of these demises to abdominal trauma in the case of women workers subjected to heavy labours in the workshop and to marital discipline in the home but by far the vast majority to neglect, private or official, culminating in the exposure of newborn infants, the practice of criminal abortion or in the atrocious crime of infanticide.
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (79% in)

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