What does nefarious mean?

Definitions for nefarious
nɪˈfɛər i əsne·far·i·ous

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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

Examples of nefarious in a Sentence

  1. Gadeir Abbas:

    The FBI is using the complexity of the list to portray it as less nefarious than it is.

  2. Mark Weiss:

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

  3. Gennadiy Goldberg:

    There is little in the current report to signal a nefarious acceleration in the deflationary impulse.

  4. Dave Korzep:

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

  5. Helane Becker:

    To give us guidance, they have to give us that information, it's not nefarious. It's not hidden. It is just what it is.

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