Definition of heinous in English:


Syllabification: hei·nous
Pronunciation: /ˈhānəs




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  • Fact of the matter is, that such heinously perverted acts bring out, in one way or another, the animal inside everybody whether it's the perpetrator, the victim, the prosecuting authorities, the political groups or the general public.
  • The most common misconception about the sport of triathlon is that you have to be ‘hard-core’ to do it, and that the distances for the swim-bike-run event are heinously long.
  • As it is, she is a heinously idiotic breeder who rather unfortunately chooses to be photographed next to horses she resembles.


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  • To that end, seek greater awareness of your depravity and the heinousness and irrationality of sin.
  • Certainly, given the heinousness of the accusation and the community outrage, it wouldn't be a surprise if they asked for it.
  • Anyway, I'm having a hard time seeing the heinousness of this document again.


late Middle English: from Old French haineus, from hair 'to hate', of Germanic origin.

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