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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Definitions for nefarious

  1. Wicked in the extreme; iniquitous.

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Citations for nefarious
Despite involvement in protection, narcotics, strong-arm debt collecting, strikebreaking, and blackmail, among other nefarious activities, all of them professed to be a cut above mobsters in other lands. Robert Whiting, Tokyo Underworld
The liar, however, can become a truly subversive and scandalous figure, whose nefarious influence may extend far more widely than her own individual actions. John Forrester, Truth Games
Origin of nefarious
Nefarious is from Latin nefarius, from nefas, "that which is contrary to divine command; a crime, transgression, sin," from ne-, "not" + fas, "divine command or law."
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