heinousness
noun see heinous

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • heinousness — n. the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane. Syn: atrocity, atrociousness, barbarity, barbarousness. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heinousness — index atrocity, delinquency (misconduct), disrepute Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • heinousness — heinous ► ADJECTIVE ▪ utterly abhorrent and wicked: a heinous crime. DERIVATIVES heinously adverb heinousness noun. ORIGIN Old French haineus, from hair to hate …   English terms dictionary

  • Heinousness — Heinous Hei nous (h[=a] n[u^]s), a. [OF. ha[ i]nos hateful, F. haineux, fr. OF. ha[ i]ne hate, F. haine, fr. ha[ i]r to hate; of German origin. See {Hate}.] Hateful; hatefully bad; flagrant; odious; atrocious; giving great offense; applied to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heinousness — See heinously. * * * …   Universalium

  • heinousness — noun The property of being heinous. See Also: atrocity, cruelty …   Wiktionary

  • heinousness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality of passing all moral bounds: atto ciousness, atrocity, enormity, monstrousness. See GOOD …   English dictionary for students

  • heinousness — hei·nous·ness || hɪːnɪs / heɪn n. wickedness, hatefulness, outrageousness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heinousness — hei·nous·ness …   English syllables

  • heinousness — noun the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane • Syn: ↑atrocity, ↑atrociousness, ↑barbarity, ↑barbarousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑barbarous (for: ↑barbarousness), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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