One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a dastardly plan was hatched to kidnap him’
wicked, evil, iniquitous, heinous, villainous, diabolical, diabolic, fiendish, vicious, murderous, barbarous, cruel, black, dark, rotten, nefarious, vile, foul, monstrous, shocking, outrageous, atrocious, abominable, reprehensible, despicable, execrable, corrupt, degenerate, reprobate, sordid, depraved, dissolute, bad, base, mean, low, dishonourable, dishonest, unscrupulous, unprincipled, underhand, roguish
informal crooked, low-down, stinking, dirty, shady, rascally, scoundrelly
British informal beastly, not cricket
rare egregious, flagitious
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