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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane;
[syn: atrocity, atrociousness, barbarity, barbarousness, heinousness]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Heinous \Hei"nous\ (h[=a]"n[u^]s), a. [OF. ha["i]nos hateful, F. haineux, fr. OF. ha["i]ne hate, F. haine, fr. ha["i]r to hate; of German origin. See Hate.] Hateful; hatefully bad; flagrant; odious; atrocious; giving great offense; -- applied to deeds or to character. [1913 Webster] It were most heinous and accursed sacrilege. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] How heinous had the fact been, how deserving Contempt! --Milton. Syn: Monstrous; flagrant; flagitious; atrocious. -- Hei"nous*ly, adv. -- Hei"nous*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

heinousness \heinousness\ n. the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane. Syn: atrocity, atrociousness, barbarity, barbarousness. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

heinousness n 1: the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane [syn: atrocity, atrociousness, barbarity, barbarousness, heinousness]