Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Detestably vile; wicked; abominable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Wicked.

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  • adjective wicked

Etymologies

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From Latin nefastus ("irreligious, inaupicious")

Examples

  • "I beg your pardon, -- I account for yours, if you really take for truth and life monsters so nefast and flagitious.

    The Caxtons — Volume 10

  • "I beg your pardon, -- I account for yours, if you really take for truth and life monsters so nefast and flagitious.

    The Caxtons — Complete

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