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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

    To go another way getting around. Not necessarily evil or wicked; taking another path to get thru.

    Submitted by anonymous on July 18, 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. Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel:

    Today we are going to win ... It will also be an important victory for Venezuela, i think the Americans in their arrogance have been wrong. People are waking up when they see these nefarious practices and realize what is behind this show.

  2. Mark Weiss:

    It's my belief that there was probably some type of struggle in the cockpit where it was one of the pilots that maybe had a meltdown or did something nefarious to the airplane.

  3. Lawrence Keane:

    We’re very pleased to see the end of the program, it was very nefarious and it took a lot of work to shine a light on it and get it stopped.

  4. 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.

  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.

Images & Illustrations of nefarious

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