Definition of Heinous

1. Adjective. Extremely wicked, deeply criminal. "Heinous accusations"

Exact synonyms: Flagitious
Similar to: Wicked
Derivative terms: Heinousness



Definition of Heinous

1. a. Hateful; hatefully bad; flagrant; odious; atrocious; giving great offense; -- applied to deeds or to character.

Definition of Heinous

1. Adjective. Totally reprehensible. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Heinous

1. very wicked [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heinous

heightist
heightless
heightmap
heightmaps
heights
heightwise
heigth
heil
heiled
heiligenschein
heiling
heils
heimish
heinie
heinies
heinous (current term)
heinously
heinousness
heinousnesses
heinrichite
heinz bodies
heir
heir-at-law
heir apparent
heir presumptive
heirdom
heirdoms
heire
heired
heires

Literary usage of Heinous

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1. An Explicatory Catechism, Or, An Explanation of the Assembly's Shorter by Thomas Vincent, Benjamin Trumbull (1810)
"Are all transgressions of the law equally heinous ? A. Some sins in therr ^Ives, and by reason of several aggravations, are more heinous in the sight of God ..."

2. An Explicatory Catechism, Or, An Explanation of the Assembly's Shorter by Thomas Vincent, Charles Leslie (1806)
"Q. Are all transgressions of the law equally heinous? A. Some sins in themselves, and by reason of several aggravations, are more heinous in the sight of ..."

3. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1826)
"heinous, FLAGRANT, FLAGITIOUS, ATROCIOUS. heinous, in French ... Lying is a heinous sin , gaming and drunkenness are flagrant breaches of the Divine law ..."

4. The Church History of Britain, from the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller, James Nichols (1842)
"Counterfeiting Miracles, a heinous Offence. The Forgers' Plea confuted. ... high and heinous offence. If the counterfeiting of the mark, tokens, ..."

5. Pahlavi Texts by Edward William West (1892)
"XIII, 8, XXXV, 13, and Dd. LXXII, 2-9, which last chapter contains further details regarding these seven heinous sinners, probably derived from the actual ..."

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