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==English==
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===Etymology===
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==Etymology==
 
From L. ''[[nefarius|nefārius]]'' "abominable" or [[Latin]] nefarius, from nefas [[crime]], from ne- not + fas right, [[divine]] [[law]]; perhaps akin to [[Greek]] themis law, tithenai to place
 
From L. ''[[nefarius|nefārius]]'' "abominable" or [[Latin]] nefarius, from nefas [[crime]], from ne- not + fas right, [[divine]] [[law]]; perhaps akin to [[Greek]] themis law, tithenai to place
 
 
*Date: circa 1609
 
*Date: circa 1609
===Pronunciation===
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==Pronunciation==
 
*ne*fa"ri*ous
 
*ne*fa"ri*ous
 
* \ni-ˈfer-ē-əs\
 
* \ni-ˈfer-ē-əs\
===Adjective===
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==Adjective==
 
# infamous for being wicked
 
# infamous for being wicked
 
# ''The '''nefarious''' wizard was known for burning people alive for his secret [[rituals]].''
 
# ''The '''nefarious''' wizard was known for burning people alive for his secret [[rituals]].''
 
# flagrantly wicked or impious : [[evil]]
 
# flagrantly wicked or impious : [[evil]]
====Synonyms====
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==Synonyms==
 
*[[evil]]
 
*[[evil]]
*[[vicious]]
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*vicious
*[[wicked]]
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*wicked
  
 
[[Category: General Reference]]
 
[[Category: General Reference]]

Latest revision as of 19:00, 19 January 2010

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Etymology

From L. nefārius "abominable" or Latin nefarius, from nefas crime, from ne- not + fas right, divine law; perhaps akin to Greek themis law, tithenai to place

  • Date: circa 1609

Pronunciation

  • ne*fa"ri*ous
  • \ni-ˈfer-ē-əs\

Adjective

  1. infamous for being wicked
  2. The nefarious wizard was known for burning people alive for his secret rituals.
  3. flagrantly wicked or impious : evil

Synonyms