A Word A Day : Nefarious
Thursday, 14th February 2008 : Today's Word is ...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : ne-férree-ess
1. Infamous by way of being extremely wicked
2. Utterly immoral or wicked
3. So objectionable as to elicit despisal or deserve condemnation
4. Morally bad in principle or practice
Early 17th century - Latin nefarius - nefas - sin - ne - not + fas - divine law
abhorrent, abominable, antipathetic, contemptible, despicable, despisable, detestable, disgusting, egregious, filthy, foul, infamous, loathsome, lousy, low, mean2, nasty, obnoxious, odious, repugnant, rotten, shabby, vicious, vile, wretched
means conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible.
means well above average or surpassing what is common or usual or expected.
is savage or cruel.
is thick or gummy, as a liquid that is hard to pour.
is a small container, especially for liquids.
is an adjective meaning despicable, disgusting, or repulsive.
admirable, good, honorable, respectable, virtuous, worthy
• A crowd gathered around the wanted poster of the nefarious
• And now, thus unexpectedly, I found myself joining the nefarious
• These methods are when, either by some wicked or nefarious
• Less figuratively speaking, he came up into the printing-office to expose from the book the nefarious
plagiarism of an editor in a neighboring city.
Common Misspellings of Trenchant:
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