Complete Definition of "nefarious"

was wotd|2006|February|23
English
Etymology
From L. nefarius|nefÄrius "abominable"

Pronunciation
ne*fa"ri*ous
rhymes|ÉÉriÉs

Adjective
en-adj

  1. infamous for being wicked

#:The nefarious wizard was known for burning people alive for his secret rituals.

Synonyms
evil
vicious
wicked

Derived terms
nefariously
nefariousness

Translations
trans-top|infamous for being wicked
German: ruchlos
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Russian: беÑÑеÑÑнÑй; неÑеÑÑнÑй, низкий; гнÑÑнÑй, меÑзкий, подлÑй
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References
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary "nefarious"
[http://dictionary.reference.com/search?qnefarious&db* Dictionary.com "nefarious"]

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