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heinous

n. bad; bad-looking; horrible, as in heinous crime. (A standard English word, used in a slangy context.) Where on earth did you get hat heinous outfit?
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Some of these include the mindset of the offender, the heinousness of the crime, past criminal involvement, characteristics of the offender (for example, white vs.
bleeds doubts on embryos of new ideas, changing them from epigrams of pleasure to canned goods marked "best before tomorrow" " "In Love's Venomous Sting" he invokes the hopelessness and heinousness crimes of Mark Lepin at Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal December 1989 to confront us with the agony of a mother who must bear the pain of a child betrayed by destiny: "Should I cry and antagonize the Gods for drenching me with this sacrifice?
Moreover, if Dale and Esther are actually doing what Roger imagines in his pornographic visions, their "sin" of exuberant sexual passion hardly compares in heinousness with the deliberate, diabolical evil that Roger practices.
He recommends that filmmakers push their vision of it to the extreme if they are to succeed in accurately conveying the heinousness of the event.
Suppose, as well, that during voir dire a prospective juror disclosed that her religious beliefs would never allow her to impose the death penalty, notwithstanding the heinousness of bin Laden's crimes.
In 2 Samuel, the depth and heinousness of David's crimes against God and Uriah (and Bathsheba) are described.
Decked out in a gay-Roman haircut, Pacino gets the maximum enjoyment out of Cohn's heinousness, whether he's oozing charm onto gorgeous young Joe Pitt or dumping his fury on his supremely self-possessed gay nurse, Belize.
Under Option C, regardless of the heinousness of the crime, the sanction must be waived, not because of wrongdoing by the state, or some special virtue of the inmate, but because of a fortuitous circumstance--the mental deterioration of the prisoner.
Recognizing the heinousness of his own sin and the reality of God's judgment, he is gripped by fear, and instead of pleading for God's mercy, asks that God forget him: "when the speaker considers his own sins and the inevitability of God's judgment, he can conceive of but one resolution: to disappear" (50).
And when the then Home Secretary Michael Howard confirmed her life tariff in 1997, she responded: 'Nobody but myself can be fully aware of (my crimes') heinousness.
Television Histories is a wonderful text for parents and educators looking to barricade themselves behind a self-righteous wall built solely of proof of television's inherent heinousness.
It is simply unjust to execute someone who by definition cannot appreciate the heinousness of his acts.
The United States can wash its hands of the heinousness of the Ibn Saud regime by invoking the prime directive: cultural relativism.
It appears that on the facts, Burns is somewhere in the middle between Kindler and Ng with regard to the heinousness of the crimes and the level of disgust which they invoke.