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Meaning of NEFARIOUS

Pronunciation:  ni'fehreeus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  extremely wicked; "nefarious schemes"; "a villainous plot"; "a villainous band of thieves"
 

NEFARIOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: villainous, wicked
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ne*fa"ri*ous\, a. [L. nefarius, fr. nefas crime,
wrong; ne not + fas divine law; akin to fari to speak. See
{No}, adv., and {Fate}.]
Wicked in the extreme; abominable; iniquitous; atrociously
villainous; execrable; detestably vile.

Syn: Iniquitous; detestable; horrible; heinious; atrocious;
     infamous; impious. See {Iniquitous}. --
     {Ne*fa"ri*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Ne*fa"ri*ous*ness}, n.

 
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