Heinous meaning

hānəs
Wicked; abominable.

A heinous crime.

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Outrageously evil or wicked; abominable.

A heinous crime.

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The definition of heinous is very evil or horrible.

An example of heinous is a brutal murder.

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(informal) Very unappealing; ugly.

Showed up wearing that heinous shirt.

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Totally reprehensible.

I hope they catch the person responsible for that heinous crime.

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Origin of heinous

  • Middle English from Old French haineus from haine hatred from hair to hate from Frankish hatjan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French haineus (compare French haineux) from haïr (“to hate”), of Germanic origin.

    From Wiktionary