nefarious

  • 1 Nefarious — may refer to: Nefarious, an alias for rapper X Raided Nefarious, the bassist and vocalist for the band Macabre Nefarious , a song by Spoon from their 1996 album Telephono It may also refer to: Count Nefarious, a character in Toonstruck Dr.… …

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  • 2 Nefarious (EP) — Nefarious EP by Spoon Released 1994 Ge …

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  • 3 Nefarious — Ne*fa ri*ous, a. [L. nefarius, fr. nefas crime, wrong; ne not + fas divine law; akin to fari to speak. See {No}, adv., and {Fate}.] Wicked in the extreme; abominable; iniquitous; atrociously villainous; execrable; detestably vile. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 nefarious — I adjective abominable, arrant, bad, base, confounded, contemptible, corrupt, criminal, degenerate, deplorable, depraved, despicable, detestable, devilish, diabolical, discreditable, disgraceful, dishonorable, dissolute, dreadful, evil, execrable …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 nefarious — (adj.) c.1600, from L. nefarius wicked, abominable, impious, from nefas crime, wrong, impiety, from ne not (see UN (Cf. un) ) + fas right, lawful, divinely spoken, related to fari to speak (see FAME (Cf. fame) (n.)). Related …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 nefarious — iniquitous, flagitious, infamous, corrupt, degenerate, *vicious, villainous Analogous words: heinous, *outrageous, atrocious, monstrous: *flagrant, glaring, gross, rank …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 nefarious — [adj] bad, sinful abominable, atrocious, base, corrupt, criminal, degenerate, depraved, detestable, dreadful, evil, execrable, flagitious, flagrant, foul, glaring, gross, heinous, horrible, infamous, infernal, iniquitous, miscreant, monstrous,… …

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  • 8 nefarious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ wicked or criminal. ORIGIN from Latin nefas wrong …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 nefarious — [nə fer′ē əs] adj. [L nefarius < nefas, crime, sin < ne , not + fas, (divine) law, lawful] very wicked; villainous; iniquitous nefariously adv. nefariousness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 nefarious — [[t]nɪfe͟əriəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe an activity as nefarious, you mean that it is wicked and immoral. [LITERARY] Why make a whole village prisoner if it was not to some nefarious purpose? Syn: heinous …

    English dictionary

  • 11 nefarious — nefariously, adv. nefariousness, n. /ni fair ee euhs/, adj. extremely wicked or villainous; iniquitous: a nefarious plot. [1595 1605; < L nefarius wicked, vile, equiv. to nefas offense against divine or moral law (ne negative prefix + fas law,… …

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  • 12 nefarious — adjective infamous for being wicked The nefarious wizard was known for burning people alive during his secret rituals. Syn: evil, vicious, wicked …

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  • 13 nefarious — adj. Nefarious is used with these nouns: ↑scheme …

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  • 14 nefarious — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. evil, detestable, base, wicked. See badness. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. bad, treacherous, evil; see wicked 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [ni FAIR ee us] evil, wicked. They …

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  • 15 nefarious — ne|far|i|ous [nıˈfeəriəs US ˈfer ] adj formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: nefarius, from nefas crime ] evil or criminal ▪ nefarious activities such as drug trafficking and fraud …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 nefarious — [16] Latin nefās ‘sin’ denoted etymologically something that was contrary to the divine law. It was a compound noun formed from the negative particle ne and fās ‘divine law, dictates of religion’. From it was derived the adjective nefārius,… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 17 nefarious — adjective formal evil or criminal: nefarious activities such as drug trafficking and fraud nefariously adverb nefariousness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 nefarious — adjective the nefarious long lost brother returns to steal Iris s inheritance Syn: wicked, evil, sinful, iniquitous, egregious, heinous, atrocious, vile, foul, abominable, odious, depraved, monstrous, fiendish, diabolical, unspeakable,… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 nefarious — ne•far•i•ous [[t]nɪˈfɛər i əs[/t]] adj. extremely wicked or villainous; iniquitous: a nefarious plot[/ex] • Etymology: 1595–1605; < L nefārius wicked, vile, adj. der. of nefās offense against divine law =ne negative prefix +fās divine law… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 nefarious — /nəˈfɛəriəs / (say nuh fairreeuhs) adjective extremely wicked; iniquitous: nefarious practices. {Latin nefārius impious} –nefariously, adverb –nefariousness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary