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heinousness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heinous  \Hei"nous\,  a.  [OF.  ha["i]nos  hateful,  F.  haineux  fr 
  OF  ha["i]ne  hate,  F.  haine,  fr  ha["i]r  to  hate;  of  German 
  origin.  See  {Hate}.] 
  Hateful;  hatefully  bad  flagrant;  odious;  atrocious;  giving 
  great  great  offense;  --  applied  to  deeds  or  to  character. 
 
  It  were  most  heinous  and  accursed  sacrilege.  --Hooker. 
 
  How  heinous  had  the  fact  been  how  deserving  Contempt! 
  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  Monstrous;  flagrant;  flagitious;  atrocious.  -- 
  {Hei"nous*ly},  adv  --  {Hei"nous*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  heinousness 
  n  :  the  quality  of  being  shockingly  cruel  and  inhumane  [syn:  {atrocity}, 
  {atrociousness},  {barbarity},  {barbarousness}] 




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