One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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
- ‘They are accused as accomplices in many other heinous and facinorous deeds, with the assassin Andrade.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Jefferson regarded Britain as facinorous and permeated by cupidity and commercialism.’
- ‘Others they have cast into Newgate among the most facinorous and vile persons.’
Mid 16th century: from Latin facinorosus, from facinus, facinor- ‘(bad) deed’, from facere ‘do, make’.
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