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Meaning of HEINOUS

Pronunciation:  'heynus

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  shockingly brutal or cruel; "murder is an atrocious crime"; "a grievous offense against morality"; "a grievous crime"; "no excess was too monstrous for them to commit"

HEINOUS is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: atrocious, evil, flagitious, grievous, monstrous, wicked



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hei"nous\, a. [OF. ha["i]nos hateful, F. haineux, fr.
OF. ha["i]ne hate, F. haine, fr. ha["i]r to hate; of German
origin. See {Hate}.]
Hateful; hatefully bad; flagrant; odious; atrocious; giving
great great offense; -- applied to deeds or to character.

      It were most heinous and accursed sacrilege. --Hooker.

      How heinous had the fact been, how deserving Contempt!

Syn: Monstrous; flagrant; flagitious; atrocious. --
     {Hei"nous*ly}, adv. -- {Hei"nous*ness}, n.

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