Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Wicked in the extreme; heinous.

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Usage examples "nefarious":

  1. Whether Elvira was mad or not, Susannah had no power to stop this nefarious marriage. - "The Mormon Prophet", Lily Dougall.
  2. Edison narrates two incidents that may be taken as characteristic of a good deal that had to be contended with, coming in the shape of nefarious attack. - "Edison, His Life and Inventions", Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin.
  3. He lamented that some of our Eastern brethren had, from a lust of gain, embarked in this nefarious traffic. - "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.