What does nefarious mean?

Definitions for nefariousnɪˈfɛər i əs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word nefarious.

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nefarious

    nē-fā′ri-us, adj. impious: extremely wicked: villainous.—adv. Nefā′riously.—n. Nefā′riousness.—adj. Nēfast′, abominable. [L. nefarius, contrary to divine law—ne, not, fas, divine law, prob. from fāri, to speak.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nefarious in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nefarious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mark Weiss:

    It was one of the pilots that maybe had a meltdown or did something nefarious to the airplane.

  2. Dave Korzep:

    It doesn't sound very nefarious, just a lack of common sense, driving under the influence, making wrong choices.

  3. Director James Comey:

    ISIL's widespread reach through the Internet and social media is most concerning as the group has proven dangerously competent at employing such tools for its nefarious strategy.

  4. Gerald Gurney:

    I can safely say that the scope of the 20-year UNC fraud scandal easily takes the prize for the largest and most nefarious scandal in the history of NCAA enforcement. The depth and breadth of the scheme -- involving counselors, coaches, academic administrators, faculty, athletic administrators, etc. -- eclipses any previous case.

  5. James Mitchell:

    The suggestion that the men and women of the CIA who put their lives on the line after 9/11 lied to the Senate, lied to the President and used bogus intelligence for some nefarious reason that's unknown, people gave their lives to protect the American people. And the last thing the Democrats want to do as they leave office is to smear their memory. It's despicable.

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