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English Word:

nefarious


English Pronunciation:

ne•fa•ri•ous


Adjective:


⇨Etymology

(Latin) nefarius, from nefas crime, wrong; ne not + fas divine law; akin to fari to speak. See No, adverb, and Fate.


⇨Definition

Wicked in the extreme; abominable; iniquitous; atrociously villainous; execrable; detestably vile.



Adverb:


⇨Definition

Nefariousness,



Synonyms:

iniquitous


See Iniquitous. Nefariously


detestable


horrible


heinious


atrocious


infamous


impious


nefariously


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Wiktionary

Etymology:

From Latin nefārius (“execrable, abominable”), from nefas (“something contrary to divine law, an impious deed, sin, crime”), from ne- (“not”) + fas (“the dictates of religion, divine law”), related to for (“I speak, I say”), and cognate to φημί (phemi, “I say”).


Synonyms:

evil iniquitous vicious wicked See also :evil


Adjective:

Adjective nefarious (comparative more nefarious, superlative most nefarious) infamous for being wicked The nefarious wizard was known for burning people alive during his secret rituals. sinful, villainous, criminal or (extremely) wicked The nefarious gangster was finally brought to justice.


Reference:

nefarious

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