Definition of facinorous in English:

facinorous

adjective

archaic
  • Extremely wicked.

    • ‘They are accused as accomplices in many other heinous and facinorous deeds, with the assassin Andrade.’
    • ‘Others they have cast into Newgate among the most facinorous and vile persons.’
    • ‘Many have long memories of the crimes, coupled with strong opinions on her facinorous nature.’
    • ‘King Richard, as a just guerdon for all his fascinorous actions and horrible murders, was slain in the field.’
    • ‘Jefferson regarded Britain as facinorous and permeated by cupidity and commercialism.’
    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, amoral
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Origin

Mid 16th century: from Latin facinorosus, from facinus, facinor- ‘(bad) deed’, from facere ‘do, make’.

Pronunciation

facinorous

/fəˈsɪn(ə)rəs/