nefariously


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ne·far·i·ous

 (nə-fâr′ē-əs)
adj.
Infamous by way of being extremely wicked.

[Latin nefārius, from nefās, crime, transgression : ne-, not; see ne in Indo-European roots + fās, divine law; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

ne·far′i·ous·ly adv.
ne·far′i·ous·ness n.
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Adv.1.nefariously - in a nefarious manner or to a nefarious degree; "nefariously involved in a conspiracy"
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