Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Wicked in the extreme; atrocious.

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Usage examples "heinous":

  1. But the first communication to the Rajah, though it pointed out the heinous nature of his offence, was, through a natural fear of exasperating our captors, couched in very moderate language. - "Himalayan Journals V2.", J. D. Hooker.
  2. I left him living in foul and heinous offences; but I was one of the first instruments to bring him to them. - "The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3", John Bunyan.
  3. But as an adviser and personal director of those who had been heinous sinners, and had learnt to cry in the agony of their souls, 'What must I do to be saved? - "The English Church in the Eighteenth Century", Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton.