heinous heinous  /ˈheɪ nəs/


  • (adj) extremely wicked, deeply criminal


  1. But the Lindbergh kidnapping had become more than just a particularly heinous act.
  2. Opinion makers insisted that the most heinous example of the sentimental musical was the show rightly considered today to be a Rodgers and Hammerstein masterpiece, Carousel.
  3. Across the board, the international community has harshly criticized the report as an attempt to cover up the heinous crimes committed at that time.


  1. Court document reveals details of Ohio captivity case

    It's a horrifying case that officials described as heinous and troubling.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: CNN

  2. Man facing extradition for murder claims innocence

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former U.S. Marine fighting extradition to the Philippines on charges of killing a couple said in a jailhouse letter professing his innocence that he would never do something "so heinous and stupid."
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. U.N. alarmed by Iraqi violence

    BAGHDAD, June 17 (UPI) -- The outgoing U.N. special envoy for Iraq said political leaders needed to sit down to figure out how to address "despicable and heinous crimes" of terrorism.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: UPI


  1. "I was deeply shocked and horrified to hear of the heinous assassination of Benazir Bhutto. The manner of her going is a reminder of the common dangers that our region faces from cowardly acts of terrorism and of the need to eradicate this dangerous...
    on Dec 27, 2007 By: Manmohan Singh Source: The Australian

  2. "Today, we remember those whose lives were lost on December 21, 1988, and we extend our deepest sympathies to the families who live each day with the loss of their loved ones due to this heinous crime," Clinton said.
    on Aug 20, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: ABC News

  3. "This is a day of progress for us and for the millions of people across our nation and around the globe who reject the death penalty as a moral or practical response to the grievous, even heinous, crime of murder," Corzine said.
    on Dec 17, 2007 By: Jon S Corzine Source: FOXNews

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untenable untenable
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