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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nefarious, villainousadjective

    extremely wicked

    "nefarious schemes"; "a villainous plot"; "a villainous band of thieves"

Wiktionary

  1. nefariousadjective

    infamous for being wicked

    The nefarious wizard was known for burning people alive during his secret rituals.

    Etymology: From nefārius, from ne- + fari

  2. nefariousadjective

    wicked or criminal

    The nefarious gangster was finally brought to justice.

    Etymology: From nefārius, from ne- + fari

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nefariousadverb

    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. Justin Schorr:

    Everything that can be used for a nefarious purpose, will eventually be found by a nefarious person and used for a nefarious purpose, if you pair your phone with a rental car, and that car gets in a crash two years later, personal information about you could be pulled off it.

  2. Angelino Alfano:

    It is disappointing to keep discovering faultlines in society, in the public administration, that favor nefarious operations.

  3. 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.

  4. David Fisman:

    One could change a case definition for sort of nefarious reasons to create the illusion that the epidemic is getting better. In this case, China did exactly the opposite, they broadened their case definition when they needed to, in order not to miss cases, and now that things are under control they're narrowing it down again to make it consistent to easier to keep track of what's really going on.

  5. Mark Weiss:

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

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  • Patrick Kelley
    nefarious = ISIS= Devil = Satan =" unorgiveness enternally" ! For ever and ever and ever , Need I keep going on .Permanent Complete !
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