facinorous

adjective

fa·​cin·​o·​rous
fəˈsinərəs
variants or less commonly facinerious
ˌfasəˈnirēəs
archaic
: atrociously wicked : infamous
facinorousness noun
plural -es
archaic

Word History

Etymology

Latin facinorosus, facinerosus, from facinor-, facinus deed, evil deed, crime (from facere to do) + -osus -ous

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“Facinorous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/facinorous. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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