Nefandous
Nefand Ne"fand, Nefandous Ne*fan"dous, a. [L. nefandus not to be spoken; ne not + fari to speak.] Unfit to speak of; unmentionable; impious; execrable. [Obs.] ``Nefand adominations.'' --Sheldon. ``Nefandous high treason.'' --Cotton Mather. [1913 Webster]

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  • nefandous — (adj.) not to be spoken of, 1630s, from L. nefandous unmentionable, impious, heinous, from ne , negative particle, + fandus to be spoken, gerundive of fari (see FAME (Cf. fame) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • nefandous — adjective /nɪˈfandəs,nəˈfændəs/ Unspeakable, appalling. Also the Daemon belched forth most horrid and nefandous Blasphemies, exalting himself above the most High …   Wiktionary

  • nefandous — nə̇ˈfandəs adjective Etymology: Latin nefandus, from ne not + fandus, gerundive of fari to speak more at no, ban archaic : unfit to be spoken of : impious, execrable …   Useful english dictionary

  • nefandous — ne·fan·dous …   English syllables

  • nefandous —   a. unspeakable …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Nefand — Ne fand, Nefandous Ne*fan dous, a. [L. nefandus not to be spoken; ne not + fari to speak.] Unfit to speak of; unmentionable; impious; execrable. [Obs.] Nefand adominations. Sheldon. Nefandous high treason. Cotton Mather. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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