- From Latin nefandus, from ne- ("not") + fandus, gerundive of fari ("to speak"). (Wiktionary)
“It just got better and better as each story added new dots to connect and a vast world of eldritch, foetid, blasphemous, nefandous, sepulchral imagination seemed to be slowly revealing itself.”
“For my part, I consider Witchcraft the most nefandous high treason against the Majesty on High!”
“He had been brought very close to that immane and nefandous”
“He represented the Primitive Christians as the vilest of men, and as if at their Meetings they did commit the most nefandous Villanies that ever were known; and that not only Innocent, but Eminently Pious”
“Suppose a Man to be suspected for Murder, or for committing a Rape, or the like nefandous Wickedness, if he does freely confess the Accusation, that's ground enough to Condemn him.”
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List of adjectives such as everduring that do not frequent common speech and writing. A continuation of my list Adjectival Arcana, which had grown to over 7700 words and had become far too cumbersome.
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Obsolete, rare, and obscure words culled from my Wordie/Wordnik Curio Cabi...
Words I've encountered in the writings of H.P. Lovecraft or in S.T. Joshi's biography - "H.P. Lovecraft: A Life."
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