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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Very evil or wicked.

Usage examples (22)
  • Such a brutal and heinous crime deserves the maximum prison sentence.
  • Also ignored are mental illnesses which can cause people to act in heinous ways, frequently with much regret.
  • He sends our military over to Iraq to kill women and children for oil and participate in heinous crimes against humanity on a daily basis.
  • I am all out of patience with this kind of heinous fuckery. for more
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  • Dissection in biology class examines all parts of a specimen, including the "anus" (excretory organ), so skipping class that day would not be a "heinous" (abominable) crime.
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