facinorousness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

facinorous +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

facinorousness (uncountable)

  1. (rare, formal) extreme wickedness
    • 1841, George Borrow, The Zincali - Or, An Account of the Gypsies of Spain
      The Emperor Constantine the Great, and other emperors who founded the civil law, condemned to death those who should practise such facinorousness []
    • 2011, Regina Jeffers, The Scandal of Lady Eleanor (page 259)
      Sounding quite pompous, he continued, “The devil cannot remain at Thorn hall. It has seen enough facinorousness.”