Definition of facinorous in English:

facinorous

Line breaks: fa¦cin|or¦ous
Pronunciation: /fəˈsɪn(ə)rəs
 
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adjective

archaic
Extremely wicked.
More example sentences
  • 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.
  • Others they have cast into Newgate among the most facinorous and vile persons.

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin facinorosus, from facinus, facinor- '(bad) deed', from facere 'do, make'.

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