|part of speech:
||extremely wicked or despicable; atrocious.
He was responsible for heinous crimes such as the mass murders of innocent men, women, and children.
- abhorrent, abominable, atrocious, execrable, grievous, hellish, infernal, iniquitous, monstrous, reprehensible, villainous
- admirable, laudable, praiseworthy, venial
- similar words:
- awful, bad, deplorable, despicable, detestable, devilish, diabolic, evil, flagitious, flagrant, ghastly, hideous, horrible, horrid, loathsome, nefarious, odious, opprobrious, outrageous, repugnant, satanic, shocking, sinful, sinister, vicious, wicked, wrongful
||foul, hateful, reprehensible, terrible, vile
||heinously (adv.), heinousness (n.)