Despicable vs Atrocious - What's the difference?

despicable | atrocious |


As adjectives the difference between despicable and atrocious

is that despicable is fit or deserving to be despised; contemptible; mean; vile; worthless while atrocious is frightful, evil, cruel or monstrous.

despicable

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Fit or deserving to be despised; contemptible; mean; vile; worthless
  • Synonyms

    * (l) * mean * vile

    Antonyms

    * honorable

    atrocious

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Frightful, evil, cruel or monstrous.
  • Offensive or heinous. (rfex)
  • Very bad; abominable or disgusting.
  • *
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    Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "atrocious" is often applied: crime, act, murder, condition, spelling, grammar.