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heinous (adjective), more heinous, most heinous
1. Shockingly brutal, cruel, and hateful: It would be a heinous act of betrayal to disclose comments made during a religious confession.
2. Grossly wicked or reprehensible; abominable: The shooter of the students committed a heinous crime.
3. Etymology: from Old French haineus; from French haineux, from haine, "hatred"; and hair, "to hate".
Terribly bad or wicked and vile.
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A description of a brutal, cruel, and hateful action that is abhorrent and abominable. (1)