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heinous

hei·nous

heinous

 
 
pronunciation:
heI nihs
part of speech: adjective
definition: extremely wicked or despicable; atrocious.
He was responsible for heinous crimes such as the mass murders of innocent men, women, and children.
synonyms:
abhorrent, abominable, atrocious, execrable, grievous, hellish, infernal, iniquitous, monstrous, reprehensible, villainous
antonyms:
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
derivations: heinously (adv.), heinousness (n.)