Hei·nous a. Hateful; hatefully bad; flagrant; odious; atrocious; giving great offense; -- applied to deeds or to character.
It were most heinous and accursed sacrilege. --Hooker.
How heinous had the fact been, how deserving
Syn: -- Monstrous; flagrant; flagitious; atrocious.
-- Hei*nous*ly, adv. -- Hei*nous*ness, n.
adj : shockingly brutal or cruel; "murder is an atrocious crime";
"a grievous offense against morality"; "a grievous
crime"; "no excess was too monstrous for them to
commit" [syn: atrocious, flagitious, grievous, monstrous]