Definition of Heinousness

1. Noun. The quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane.

Exact synonyms: Atrociousness, Atrocity, Barbarity, Barbarousness
Generic synonyms: Inhumaneness, Inhumanity
Derivative terms: Atrocious, Atrocious, Barbarous, Heinous



Definition of Heinousness

1. Noun. The property of being heinous. ¹

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Definition of Heinousness

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Literary usage of Heinousness

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1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"The whole heinousness of the thing which she had done was given in its full details, and the details were ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... and (3) a greater heinousness in the sin, especially in regard to harm done either to the common weal or some unoffending third party. ..."

3. The Harleian Miscellany: Or, A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and by William Oldys, John Malham (1810)
"... them see the heinousness of their offence, the weakness of their strongest subterfuges, and to recall them to their duties both to God and man. ..."

4. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"... before t execution, acknowledged the justice of their sentence, and < fully convinced of the heinousness of their ..."

5. American State Trials: A Collection of the Important and Interesting by John Davison Lawson, Robert Lorenzo Howard (1919)
"... greatness of the injury and heinousness of the crime he justly deserves, so as to lessen it from murder to manslaughter. Oneby 's case may have been ..."

6. The Works by John Howe, Edmund Calamy (1835)
"The heinousness of the sin, and the too naturalness of the punishment taken ... Consider the heinousness of the sin. We have opened that unto you in many ..."

7. Quintilian's Institutes of Oratory: Or, Education of an Orator. In Twelve Books by Quintilian (1892)
"The accuser excites the feelings either by showing the heinousness of the charge which he makeu, or the pitiable condition of the party for whom he seeks ..."

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