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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.]
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[C14: from Old French haineus, from haine hatred, from hair to hate, of Germanic origin; see hate]
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utterly reprehensible or evil; odious; abominable: a heinous offense.
[1325–75; Middle English < Middle French haineus=haine hatred + -eus -ous]
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|Adj.||1.||heinous - extremely wicked, deeply criminal; "a flagitious crime"; "heinous accusations"|
wicked - morally bad in principle or practice
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adjective shocking, evil, monstrous, grave, awful, vicious, outrageous, revolting, infamous, hideous, unspeakable, atrocious, flagrant, odious, hateful, abhorrent, abominable, villainous, nefarious, iniquitous, execrable They are capable of the most heinous acts.
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heinous[ˈheɪnəs ˈhiːnəs] adj → odieux/euse, atroce
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heinous[ˈheɪnəs] adj (frm) → nefando/a, atroce
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