Atrocious vs Brazen - What's the difference?

atrocious | brazen |


As adjectives the difference between atrocious and brazen

is that atrocious is frightful, evil, cruel or monstrous while brazen is (archaic) pertaining to, made of, or resembling brass (in color or strength).

As a verb brazen is

to carry through in a brazen manner generally used with out'' or ''through .

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.

    brazen

    English

    Alternative forms

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    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (archaic) Pertaining to, made of, or resembling brass (in color or strength).
  • * 1786 , Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons , page 31.
  • Brazen or rather copper swords seem to have been next introduced; these in process of time, workmen learned to harden by the addition of some other metal or mineral, which rendered them almost equal in temper to iron.
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  • Sounding harsh and loud, like brass cymbals or brass instruments.
  • (archaic) Extremely strong; impenetrable.
  • Shamelessly shocking and offensive; impudent; barefaced; immodest; or unblushing.
  • Brazen enough to spit on one of her students during class and wipe it in with her hand.

    Derived terms

    * brazen age * brazen sea

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To carry through in a brazen manner. Generally used with out'' or ''through .
  • * W. Black.
  • Sabina brazened it out before Mrs. Wygram, but inwardly she was resolved to be a good deal more circumspect.

    Derived terms

    * brazen it out