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.

    Etymology: From nefārius, from ne- + fari

  2. nefarious(Adjective)

    wicked or criminal

    The nefarious gangster was finally brought to justice.

    Etymology: 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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. nefarious

    wicked, evil

    Submitted by cathi_b on November 8, 2020  

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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. Lee Merritt:

    There was nothing nefarious or illegal about owning a firearm, and they presented in no way that that firearm was contributory to toward the use of deadly force here.

  2. 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.

  3. Dennis Santiago:

    In internet space, these techniques can grow rapidly in what is called viral storms, platforms are presently nearly helpless in managing these storms because they propagate outside the business control systems of these companies. This is why companies like Facebook and Twitter have struggled to create newalgorithms to counter nefarious uses of their technology after the fact. They never anticipated this type of misuse of their infrastructure.

  4. Kristin Kreuk:

    The accusations that I was in the ‘inner circle’ or recruited women as ‘sex slaves’ are blatantly false, during my time, I never experienced any illegal or nefarious activity. I am horrified and disgusted by what has come out about DOS.

  5. Elton Mathis:

    If I receive information that there's something nefarious going on, or foul play, we will certainly get to the bottom of that, i understand there's some disbelief among some friends and family that she would do this to herself. That's why it's very important that the Texas Rangers be allowed to conduct a thorough investigation.

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