Definitions for heinousˈheɪ nəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hei•nousˈheɪ nəs(adj.)

  1. utterly reprehensible or evil; odious; abominable:

    a heinous offense.

Origin of heinous:

1325–75; ME < MF haineus=haine hatred +-eus -ous


Princeton's WordNet

  1. flagitious, heinous(adj)

    extremely wicked, deeply criminal

    "a flagitious crime"; "heinous accusations"


  1. heinous(Adjective)

    Totally reprehensible.

    I hope they catch the person responsible for that heinous crime.

  2. Origin: From haineus (compare French haineux) from hair, of origin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heinous(adj)

    hateful; hatefully bad; flagrant; odious; atrocious; giving great great offense; -- applied to deeds or to character


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