Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a heinous manner; hatefully; abominably; enormously.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a heinous manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a terribly evil manner

Etymologies

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heinous +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Dan Neil reviews the Porsche 911 GTS, which he describes as heinously quick (4.0 seconds to 60 mph) and vulgarly fast (190 mph) as well as something of a personal fashion statement.

    The Porsche 911's Last Hurrah...For Now

  • Hyper-masculine hip-hop has been notoriously and heinously homophobic.

    Gary Nunn: Is It Odd for a White Gay Man to Love Hip-Hop?

  • We all know that what these people do is unbelievably, heinously wrong, but, just like watching the aftermath of a horrific car crash, we cannot seem to stop watching, reading and wanting to know more, as much as we can about what gangsters do, how they live, who they are.

    Larger Than Lyfe

  • We all know that what these people do is unbelievably, heinously wrong, but, just like watching the aftermath of a horrific car crash, we cannot seem to stop watching, reading and wanting to know more, as much as we can about what gangsters do, how they live, who they are.

    Larger Than Lyfe

  • We all know that what these people do is unbelievably, heinously wrong, but, just like watching the aftermath of a horrific car crash, we cannot seem to stop watching, reading and wanting to know more, as much as we can about what gangsters do, how they live, who they are.

    Larger Than Lyfe

  • Hyper-masculine hip-hop has been notoriously and heinously homophobic.

    Gary Nunn: Is It Odd for a White Gay Man to Love Hip-Hop?

  • I've provided lists before of great, inexpensive first date locales, but sometimes people need a little reminding that there are some venues that are just heinously, atrociously unacceptable for a Close Encounter of the First Kind.

    Meredith Fineman: Fifty First (J)Dates: 5 Places You Should NEVER Go on a First Date.

  • It's heinously presumptive to claim that we have the ability to analyze the effect of the Kyoto treaty.

    Global Warming, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • I've provided lists before of great, inexpensive first date locales, but sometimes people need a little reminding that there are some venues that are just heinously, atrociously unacceptable for a Close Encounter of the First Kind.

    Meredith Fineman: Fifty First (J)Dates: 5 Places You Should NEVER Go on a First Date.

  • We all know that what these people do is unbelievably, heinously wrong, but, just like watching the aftermath of a horrific car crash, we cannot seem to stop watching, reading and wanting to know more, as much as we can about what gangsters do, how they live, who they are.

    Larger Than Lyfe

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