From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nefarious \Ne*fa"ri*ous\, a. [L. nefarius, fr. nefas crime,
   wrong; ne not + fas divine law; akin to fari to speak. See
   No, adv., and Fate.]
   Wicked in the extreme; abominable; iniquitous; atrociously
   villainous; execrable; detestably vile.
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   Syn: Iniquitous; detestable; horrible; heinious; atrocious;
        infamous; impious. See Iniquitous.
        [1913 Webster] -- Ne*fa"ri*ous*ly, adv. --
        Ne*fa"ri*ous*ness, n.
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