"nefarious schemes"; "a villainous plot"; "a villainous band of thieves"
infamous for being wicked
The nefarious wizard was known for burning people alive during his secret rituals.
wicked or criminal
The nefarious gangster was finally brought to justice.
Origin: From nefārius, from ne- + fari
wicked in the extreme; abominable; iniquitous; atrociously villainous; execrable; detestably vile
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
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.]
The numerical value of nefarious in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of nefarious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It was one of the pilots that maybe had a meltdown or did something nefarious to the airplane.
It doesn't sound very nefarious, just a lack of common sense, driving under the influence, making wrong choices.
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.
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.
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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- ruchlos, schändlich, verachtenswert, berüchtigtGerman
- skandala, malfarindaEsperanto
- scandaleux, infâme, criminelFrench
- berucht, schandelijk, misdadigDutch
- avskyelig, skjendig, nefariousNorwegian
- skändlig, gudlösSwedish
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