One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Captain Mason led the villainous attack on the sleeping village’
wicked, evil, iniquitous, sinful, nefarious, vile, foul, monstrous, shocking, outrageous, atrocious, abominable, reprehensible, hateful, detestable, despicable, odious, contemptible, horrible, heinous, execrable, diabolical, diabolic, fiendish, vicious, murderous, barbarous, black, dark, rotten
criminal, illicit, unlawful, illegal, illegitimate, lawless, felonious, indictable, transgressing, wrong, immoral, corrupt, degenerate, reprobate, sordid, depraved, dissolute, bad, base, dishonourable, dishonest, unscrupulous, unprincipled, underhand, roguish
informal crooked, bent, warped, low-down, stinking, dirty, shady, rascally, scoundrelly
British informal beastly, not cricket
rare egregious, flagitious
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