Nefarious



[ni-fair-ee-uh s] /nɪˈfɛər i əs/

adjective
1.
extremely wicked or villainous; iniquitous:
a nefarious plot.
/nɪˈfɛərɪəs/
adjective
1.
evil; wicked; sinful
adj.

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.

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