heinous


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hei·nous

 (hā′nəs)
adj.
1. Wicked; abominable: a heinous crime.
2. Informal Very unappealing; ugly: showed up wearing that heinous shirt.

[Middle English, from Old French haineus, from haine, hatred, from hair, to hate, from Frankish *hatjan.]

hei′nous·ly adv.
hei′nous·ness n.

heinous

(ˈheɪnəs; ˈhiː-)
adj
evil; atrocious
[C14: from Old French haineus, from haine hatred, from hair to hate, of Germanic origin; see hate]
ˈheinously adv
ˈheinousness n

hei•nous

(ˈheɪ nəs)

adj.
utterly reprehensible or evil; odious; abominable: a heinous offense.
[1325–75; Middle English < Middle French haineus=haine hatred + -eus -ous]
hei′nous•ly, adv.
hei′nous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.heinous - extremely wicked, deeply criminalheinous - extremely wicked, deeply criminal; "a flagitious crime"; "heinous accusations"
wicked - morally bad in principle or practice

heinous

heinous

adjective
Disgracefully and grossly offensive:
Archaic: enormous.
Translations
katalakauhea

heinous

[ˈheɪnəs] ADJatroz, nefasto

heinous

[ˈheɪnəs ˈhiːnəs] adjodieux/euse, atroce

heinous

[ˈheɪnəs] adj (frm) → nefando/a, atroce
References in classic literature ?
We will take thee at the same ransom with Prior Aymer, or rather at one hundred crowns lower, which hundred crowns shall be mine own peculiar loss, and not light upon this worshipful community; and so we shall avoid the heinous offence of rating a Jew merchant as high as a Christian prelate, and thou wilt have six hundred crowns remaining to treat for thy daughter's ransom.
The young woman's heart revolted against so heinous a charge, and when she saw that she could attempt to do nothing to save her protector, she wept bitterly.
It is a heinous thing to kill one who is of noble blood.
Let me then advise you, dear sir, to console yourself as much as possible, to throw off your unworthy child from your affection for ever, and leave her to reap the fruits of her own heinous offense.
But they are such only when they seek to gratify the passion of revenge upon their enemies; and I ask whether the mere eating of human flesh so very far exceeds in barbarity that custom which only a few years since was practised in enlightened England:--a convicted traitor, perhaps a man found guilty of honesty, patriotism, and suchlike heinous crimes, had his head lopped off with a huge axe, his bowels dragged cut and thrown into a fire; while his body, carved into four quarters, was with his head exposed upon pikes, and permitted to rot and fester among the public haunts of men!
But let me claim your attention, while we look over the particulars of this heinous offence.
You may as well face the matter,' said I; 'you have been caught in the act, and no confession could make your guilt more heinous.
I would seriously recommend to the government of the United States that when a man commits a crime so heinous that the law provides no adequate punishment for it, they make him Consul General to Tangier.
not very heinous, mademoiselle," he returned, "a mere abuse of confidence.
You would surely have thought that I had been detected in no less a heinous crime than the purloining of the Crown Jewels from the Tower, or putting poison in the coffee of His Majesty the King.
Only Lady Greystoke found aught to praise in the conduct of the man, and it was difficult even for her to reconcile his many heinous acts with this one evidence of chivalry and honor.
Was it a heinous offence to own an accidental likeness to a king's son?