Atrocious vs Unmentionable - What's the difference?

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Atrocious is a related term of unmentionable.


As adjectives the difference between atrocious and unmentionable

is that atrocious is frightful, evil, cruel or monstrous while unmentionable is not mentionable.

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.

    unmentionable

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Not mentionable
  • Derived terms

    * unmentionables * unmentionably