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extremely wicked, deeply criminal
"a flagitious crime"; "heinous accusations"
I hope they catch the person responsible for that heinous crime.
Etymology: From haineus (compare French haineux) from hair, of origin.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Atrocious; wicked in a high degree.
Etymology: haineux, French, from hain, hate; or from the Teutonick hoon, shame.
To abrogate or innovate the gospel of Christ, if men or angels should attempt, it were most heinous and accursed sacrilege. Richard Hooker, b. iii. s. 10.
This is the man should do the bloody deed:
The image of a wicked heinous fault
Lives in his eye. William Shakespeare, King John.
As it is a most heinous, so it is a most dangerous impiety to despise him that can destroy us. John Tillotson, Sermons.
hateful; hatefully bad; flagrant; odious; atrocious; giving great great offense; -- applied to deeds or to character
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hā′nus, adj. wicked in a high degree, enormous: atrocious.—adv. Hei′nously.—n. Hei′nousness. [O. Fr. haïnos (Fr. haineux)—haïr, to hate.]
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The numerical value of heinous in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of heinous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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Defenders of sanctuary policies say they protect immigrants from deportation and reduce illegal immigrants ’ fear of cops. But critics, including Homeland Security Department officials say releasing illegal immigrant criminals inside the U.S. is dangerous. Claude Arnold, a retired U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations, said sanctuary advocates claim immigration enforcement is the exclusive responsibility of the federal government, however enacting laws like the California Trust Act, which dictates how the federal government can enforce the law, contradicts those claims and can be devastating consequences. The murder of 32-year-old Kathlene Steinle’s in June 2015 by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, is a prime example, Claude Arnold said. Steinle was shot dead while strolling on San Francisco’s Embarcadero with her father. The alleged shooter, a felon and five-time deportee, has pleaded not guilty to murder charges, claiming the shooting was an accident. Those responsible for releasing him not long before the shooting despite a federal request to detain him for deportation should also have consequences, Claude Arnold said. When sanctuary jurisdictions like San Francisco County release criminals that officials know are in the U.S. illegally, and those criminals commit heinous crimes, those responsible should be federally prosecuted.
The State of Texas is acting swiftly to ensure our schools are secure and that children, teachers, and families across Texas have the support and resources they need to be safe as we work to prevent future tragedies like the heinous crime committed in Uvalde.
British Prime Minister David Cameron:
When there are people anywhere in the world who commit appalling and heinous crimes against British citizens, we will do everything we can with the police, with the security services, with all that we have at our disposal to find these people and put them out of action.
Those who voiced opposition to this bill are primarily arguing against capital punishment in general and that decision has already been made in our state, we regret anyone ever commits the heinous crime of aggravated murder to merit the death penalty and we prefer to use our primary method of lethal injection when such a sentence is issued. However, when a jury makes the decision and a judge signs a death warrant, enforcing that lawful decision is the obligation of the executive branch.
We are going to make sure that everyone who played a part in the heinous crime that has attacked the peace and dignity of the great state of Tennessee faces a consequence for that.
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- odporný, ohavnýCzech
- afskyelig, frygtelig, motbydelig, grufuldDanish
- abscheulich, verabscheuungswürdigGerman
- hirvittävä, kauhea, katalaFinnish
- atroce, odieuxFrench
- szörnyű, förtelmesHungarian
- գարշելի, սարսափելի, անպետք, նողկալի, զզվելի, զարհուրելիArmenian
- motbydelig, avskyeligNorwegian
- verschrikkelijk, verwerpelijk, afschrikwekkend, afgrijselijk, afschuwelijkDutch
- avskyelegNorwegian Nynorsk
- гнусный, отвратительный, мерзкийRussian
- ohygglig, skändlig, avskyvärd, vedervärdig, förfärligSwedish
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