nefarious


nefarious
I adjective abominable, arrant, bad, base, confounded, contemptible, corrupt, criminal, degenerate, deplorable, depraved, despicable, detestable, devilish, diabolical, discreditable, disgraceful, dishonorable, dissolute, dreadful, evil, execrable, felonious, flagitious, flagrant, foul, gross, hateful, heinous, horrible, ignoble, immoral, impious, improper, indecent, infamous, infernal, iniquitous, malignant, miscreant, monstrous, nefarius, obnoxious, odious, outrageous, peccant, pernicious, profligate, reprehensible, reprobate, scandalous, shameful, sinful, sinister, terrible, treacherous, unrighteous, vile, villainous, wicked, wrong II index bad (offensive), blameful, blameworthy, contemptible, contemptuous, delinquent (guilty of a misdeed), diabolic, dishonest, disreputable, felonious, flagrant, heinous, immoral, inexpiable, iniquitous, irregular (improper), malignant, objectionable, obnoxious, outrageous, peccant (culpable), profligate (corrupt), reprehensible, reprobate, scandalous, sinister

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  • Nefarious — 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. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nefarious — (adj.) c.1600, from L. nefarius wicked, abominable, impious, from nefas crime, wrong, impiety, from ne not (see UN (Cf. un) ) + fas right, lawful, divinely spoken, related to fari to speak (see FAME (Cf. fame) (n.)). Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • nefarious — iniquitous, flagitious, infamous, corrupt, degenerate, *vicious, villainous Analogous words: heinous, *outrageous, atrocious, monstrous: *flagrant, glaring, gross, rank …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • nefarious — [adj] bad, sinful abominable, atrocious, base, corrupt, criminal, degenerate, depraved, detestable, dreadful, evil, execrable, flagitious, flagrant, foul, glaring, gross, heinous, horrible, infamous, infernal, iniquitous, miscreant, monstrous,… …   New thesaurus

  • nefarious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ wicked or criminal. ORIGIN from Latin nefas wrong …   English terms dictionary

  • nefarious — [nə fer′ē əs] adj. [L nefarius < nefas, crime, sin < ne , not + fas, (divine) law, lawful] very wicked; villainous; iniquitous nefariously adv. nefariousness n …   English World dictionary

  • nefarious — [[t]nɪfe͟əriəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe an activity as nefarious, you mean that it is wicked and immoral. [LITERARY] Why make a whole village prisoner if it was not to some nefarious purpose? Syn: heinous …   English dictionary

  • nefarious — nefariously, adv. nefariousness, n. /ni fair ee euhs/, adj. extremely wicked or villainous; iniquitous: a nefarious plot. [1595 1605; < L nefarius wicked, vile, equiv. to nefas offense against divine or moral law (ne negative prefix + fas law,… …   Universalium


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