Atrocious vs Disquieting - What's the difference?

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Atrocious is a related term of disquieting.

As adjectives the difference between atrocious and disquieting

is that atrocious is frightful, evil, cruel or monstrous while disquieting is causing mental trouble or anguish; upsetting; making uneasy.

As a verb disquieting is


As a noun disquieting is

the act by which someone or something is disquieted.




(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.




    (en adjective)
  • Causing mental trouble or anguish; upsetting; making uneasy.
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  • *:It is never possible to settle down to the ordinary routine of life at sea until the screw begins to revolve. There is an hour or two, after the passengers have embarked, which is disquieting and fussy.
  • Verb

  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which someone or something is disquieted.
  • * Edward Reynolds
  • Thus we see the intuition of divine truth in minds of defiled affections, worketh not that sweet effect which is natural unto it to produce; but doubtings, terrors, and disquietings of conscience