Definition of Nefarious

1. Adjective. Extremely wicked. "A villainous band of thieves"

Exact synonyms: Villainous
Similar to: Wicked
Derivative terms: Nefariousness, Villain, Villainousness



Definition of Nefarious

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

Definition of Nefarious

1. Adjective. infamous for being wicked ¹

2. Adjective. wicked or criminal ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nefarious

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nefarious

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nefarious (current term)
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nefariousness
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negarchy

Literary usage of Nefarious

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1. An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Religion by Frank Byron Jevons (1908)
"practises nefarious arts is reported and believed to do things which ordinary decent people could not do if they would, his personality inevitably comes to ..."

2. The History of Georgia by Charles Colcock Jones (1883)
"Not long prior to the receipt of these orders, and while Colonel Jackson was still in command at Augusta, a nefarious plot was discovered which had been ..."

3. Annual Report of the American Colonization Society by American Colonization Society (1828)
"Ti> du'y appreciate the advantages of this result, it is only necessary to reflect for a moment on the horrors of this nefarious traffic; and although it ..."

4. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1792)
"... with peculiar felicity in the following lines : No deeds nefarious rankle in my brean. ' Pleas'd with my lot, and freedom for a ..."

5. Martyrdom in Missouri: A History of Religious Proscription, the Seizure of by William M. Leftwich (1870)
"Clandestine Means—"Underground Railroad" «ri other nefarious Schemes to Run off the Slaves of Missouri—These Things Condemned by the ..."

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