Definitions for nefariousnɪˈfɛər i əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ne•far•i•ousnɪˈfɛər i əs(adj.)

  1. extremely wicked or villainous; iniquitous:

    a nefarious plot.

Origin of nefarious:

1595–1605; < L nefārius wicked, vile, adj. der. of nefās offense against divine law =ne- negative prefix +fās divine law

ne•far′i•ous•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nefarious, villainous(adj)

    extremely wicked

    "nefarious schemes"; "a villainous plot"; "a villainous band of thieves"

Wiktionary

  1. nefarious(Adjective)

    infamous for being wicked

    The nefarious wizard was known for burning people alive during his secret rituals.

  2. nefarious(Adjective)

    wicked or criminal

    The nefarious gangster was finally brought to justice.

  3. Origin: From nefārius, from ne- + fari

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nefarious(adverb)

    wicked in the extreme; abominable; iniquitous; atrociously villainous; execrable; detestably vile

Freebase

  1. Nefarious

    Nefarious is an EP by the indie rock band Spoon. It was released in 1994 on a tiny Texas-based imprint called Fluffer Records.


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