Heinous

Hei"nous

(h"ns), a. [OF. hanos hateful, F. haineux, fr. OF. hane hate, F. haine, fr. har to hate; of German origin. See Hate.] Hateful; hatefully bad; flagrant; odious; atrocious; giving great offense; -- applied to deeds or to character.
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It were most heinous and accursed sacrilege.
Hooker.
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How heinous had the fact been, how deserving
Contempt!
Milton.

Syn. -- Monstrous; flagrant; flagitious; atrocious.

-- Hei"nous*ly, adv. -- Hei"nous*ness, n.
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