Definitions

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  • adj. Unspeakable, appalling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Impious: abominable; very shocking to the general sense of justice or religion.

Etymologies

From Latin nefandus, from ne- ("not") + fandus, gerundive of fari ("to speak"). (Wiktionary)

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  • See tacenda. Also infandous.
    And for God's sake, keep the pudenda off the agenda!

    December 11, 2008

  • obsolete?

    December 11, 2008

  • I agree, though. This one's much worse than nemaline.

    And yet I've added both of them to my lists. :-D

    November 29, 2007

  • Hey, at least it's not all from the middle of the alphabet!

    November 29, 2007

  • Well, just to draw a little of the fire away from the hideous nemaline word, might I say this one is no great shakes either. Though if one is looking for words ending in "dous" (a rare commodity, according to some, though I'm not buying it myself), I guess it's got that going for it.

    November 29, 2007

  • Unspeakable.

    November 28, 2007