Heinous Definition

Outrageously evil or wicked; abominable.
A heinous crime.
Webster's New World
Very unappealing; ugly.
Showed up wearing that heinous shirt.
American Heritage

Totally reprehensible.

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

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

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