heinous+crime

  • 1 heinous crime — index felony Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 heinous — hei·nous / hā nəs/ adj: enormously and shockingly evil a heinous crime hei·nous·ly adv hei·nous·ness n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 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

  • 4 heinous — [hā′nəs] adj. [ME hainous < OFr hainös (Fr haineux) < haine, hatred < hair, to hate < Frank * hatjan, akin to Ger hassen, HATE] outrageously evil or wicked; abominable [a heinous crime] SYN. OUTRAGEOUS heinously adv. heinousness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 heinous — [[t]he͟ɪnəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe something such as a crime as heinous, you mean that it is extremely evil or horrible. [FORMAL] Her life has been permanently blighted by his heinous crime... They are capable of the most… …

    English dictionary

  • 6 heinous — hei|nous [ˈheınəs] adj formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: haineus, from haine hate ] 1.) very shocking and immoral ▪ a heinous crime 2.) AmE spoken informal extremely bad ▪ The food in the cafeteria is pretty heinous. >heinousness… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 heinous — [ heɪnəs, hi:nəs] adjective utterly odious or wicked: a heinous crime. Derivatives heinously adverb heinousness noun Origin ME: from OFr. haineus, from hair to hate , of Gmc origin …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 8 heinous — adjective formal very shocking and immoral: a heinous crime heinously adverb heinousness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 crime — / krīm/ n [Middle French, from Latin crimen fault, accusation, crime] 1: conduct that is prohibited and has a specific punishment (as incarceration or fine) prescribed by public law compare delict, tort 2: an offense against public law …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 crime — n. 1) to commit, perpetrate a crime 2) to deter; eradicate, stamp out, wipe out; prevent crime 3) an atrocious, brutal, heinous, horrible, infamous, outrageous, vicious crime 4) a daring; economic; major, serious; minor, petty; perfect;… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 Crime fiction — Murder mystery redirects here. For other uses, see Murder mystery (disambiguation). Sherlock Holmes, pipe puffing hero of crime fiction, confers with his colleague Dr. Watson; together these characters popularized the genre. Crime fiction is the… …

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  • 12 crime — noun 1 illegal act ADJECTIVE ▪ appalling (esp. BrE), awful, bloody, brutal, despicable, dreadful (esp. BrE), grave, great, heinous, horr …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 crime — A positive or negative act in violation of penal law; an offense against the State or United States. Crime and misdemeanor , properly speaking, are synonymous terms; though in common usage crime is made to denote such offenses as are of a more… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 14 crime — A positive or negative act in violation of penal law; an offense against the State or United States. Crime and misdemeanor , properly speaking, are synonymous terms; though in common usage crime is made to denote such offenses as are of a more… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 15 heinous — adj. Heinous is used with these nouns: ↑act, ↑crime, ↑offence, ↑sin …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 heinous — hei|nous [ heınəs ] adjective VERY FORMAL a heinous act or crime is extremely evil …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 heinous — UK [ˈheɪnəs] / US adjective very formal a heinous act or crime is extremely evil …

    English dictionary

  • 18 heinous — [ˈheɪnəs] adj very formal a heinous act or crime is extremely evil …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 19 heinous — adj. (of a crime or criminal) utterly odious or wicked. Derivatives: heinously adv. heinousness n. Etymology: ME f. OF haiumlneus ult. f. haiumlr to hate f. Frank …

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  • 20 serious crime — heinous offense, crime which bears a heavy punishment, cruel offense …

    English contemporary dictionary


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