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wicked, evil, accursed, sinful, iniquitous, nefarious, vile, foul, abominable, unspeakable, loathsome, monstrous, atrocious, heinous, hideous, odious, horrible, horrifying, shocking, appalling, dreadful, awful, terrible, ghastly, abhorrent, despicable, damnable, villainous, shameful, depraved, perverted, ungodly, dark, black, black-hearted, immoral, amoralView synonyms
- ‘Others they have cast into Newgate among the most facinorous and vile persons.’
- ‘Jefferson regarded Britain as facinorous and permeated by cupidity and commercialism.’
- ‘King Richard, as a just guerdon for all his fascinorous actions and horrible murders, was slain in the field.’
- ‘Many have long memories of the crimes, coupled with strong opinions on her facinorous nature.’
- ‘They are accused as accomplices in many other heinous and facinorous deeds, with the assassin Andrade.’
Mid 16th century: from Latin facinorosus, from facinus, facinor- (bad) deed, from facere do, make.
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