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

Definition of facinorous in English:


Extremely wicked.
Example sentences
  • Many have long memories of the crimes, coupled with strong opinions on her facinorous nature.
  • 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.


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

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