Definition of Nefariousness

1. Noun. The quality of being wicked.

Exact synonyms: Ugliness, Vileness, Wickedness
Generic synonyms: Evil, Evilness
Specialized synonyms: Filthiness, Enormity
Derivative terms: Nefarious, Ugly, Wicked



Definition of Nefariousness

1. Noun. The state or characteristic of being nefarious. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nefariousness

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nefandous
nefarious
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nefariousness (current term)
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nefast
nefazodone
nefazodones
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nefiracetam
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nefopam hydrochloride
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negarchy
negatability
negatable

Literary usage of Nefariousness

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1. A History of the United States by Edward Channing (1908)
"Retiring pirates were willing to pay a good price for a peaceful home-coming, and in the colonial towns their money covered the nefariousness of their ..."

2. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1829)
"... as to the magnanimity and equity of Newton, than from an earnest and well grounded conviction that his conduct was really marked by nefariousness. ..."

3. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"'Twas ne-farious — an'that manes a power av evil! " " Never mind the nefariousness," I said. " Whose reputation did you save ? " " More's the pity, 'twasn't ..."

4. The Fortnightly Review (1880)
"... of the Portuguese boundary and west of the Transvaal, should not have expressed some opinion on the utter nefariousness of Mr. Palgrave's proceedings. ..."

5. The Christian Examiner (1828)
"... stronger proof of the intenseness and nefariousness of the love of power, than the fact of its having virtually abrogated Christianity, and even turned ..."

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