Origin of nefarious
Examples from the Web for nefariousness
Mary gratified her eager mind by careful studies in this chosen line of nefariousness.Within the Law|Marvin Dana
The nefariousness of the scheme thus revealed infuriated Barmouth.The Intrusions of Peggy|Anthony Hope
There was a nefariousness about the new suggestion that proved very attractive in Blentmouth.Tristram of Blent|Anthony Hope
Word Origin for nefarious
c.1600, from Latin nefarius "wicked, abominable, impious," from nefas "crime, wrong, impiety," from ne- "not" (see un-) + fas "right, lawful, divinely spoken," related to fari "to speak" (see fame (n.)). Related: Nefariously.