What does the word nefarious mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Nefariousness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Nefariously.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Wicked in the extreme; heinous.

Usage examples for nefarious

  1. Whether Elvira was mad or not, Susannah had no power to stop this nefarious marriage. – The Mormon Prophet by 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 by 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 by American Anti-Slavery Society