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heinous

1. Abhorrent; monstrous. He should definitely go to jail for all the heinous crimes he's committed.
2. slang Very bad; terrible. Whoa, that's one heinous hairdo! Your mom won't let you come out with us tonight? Ugh, heinous.

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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Having established heinousness and dismissed most of the mitigating evidence, the judge's explanation of weighing takes just one sentence: "This Court finds the aggravating factors far outweigh the non-statutory mitigating factor, and they do so beyond all reasonable doubt" (p.
The heinousness and gravity of the crimes-or in the words of the Rome Statute, the recognition that such grave crimes, being "the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole," threaten "the peace, security and well-being of the world"-underline the universal interest in their repression, and entails the personal criminal liability of the perpetrators.
Even if a cyberterrorist attack exhibited the requisite threshold of "heinousness," there would still be scant support under customary international law and treaty regimes for invoking universal jurisdiction.
If constitutional rights are not vigorously protected for all citizens, regardless of the heinousness of their crimes, then these rights may no longer be relied upon as guaranteed to all of us.
Mumbai, Jan 25 ( ANI ): Eminent Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam, who was instrumental in sending lone surviving militant of 2008 Mumbai attack Ajmal Kasab to the gallows, has termed David Headley's sentence as meagre in comparison to the brutality and heinousness of the crime.
But in light of the heinousness of the crime, the intent of the minor and the fact that he is just a few months short of turning 18, Tirath said: " Technically he is still a minor, but it's hard to ignore his intention.
(189) Exercising universal jurisdiction over acts of maritime piracy is warranted because of the general heinousness of the crime and the fact that it is directed against ships and persons of any and all nations--disrupting international trade and commerce.
Moreover, Mann emphasizes that slavery is a national rather than a regional problem, as when her narrator points out that "the northern portion of [Helen's] country proved to have been deeply involved in the pecuniary gains of slavery, and therefore blinded to its heinousness" (26).
His bill to the chancellor was motivated less out of a concern for his own wellbeing than it was by the "great heinousness that divine service is not kept ...
In pronouncing the verdict, the judge said the defendant doesn't deserve any humanitarian consideration due to the "heinousness of the crime".
If she was not deterred by the fact that her husband's murderer was trying to seduce her literally over her husband's dead body, his spittle-covered ring further emphasized the heinousness of Richard's aims.
Regardless of the heinousness of the previous abuse, those injuries are not what put McGuire or similar defendants on trial.
Again the heinousness of blood relations dominates and con- spiracies of mother Maliki, father Chochak and uncle Kaido are shown in the name of honor.
The newspaper said it is time for Israel to stop interfering in Palestinian internal affairs, as well as take notice of the heinousness of its occupation, which violates international law, and reconsider its practices.
The effect of terror is also generated by the readers' possible response to Hop-Frog's heinousness because Poe successfully sustains that effect in the reader due to the incertitude of the protagonist's identity as either man or beast.