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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hei·nous /ˈhenəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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
 Contempt!   --Milton.
 Syn: -- Monstrous; flagrant; flagitious; atrocious.
 -- Hei*nous*ly, adv. -- Hei*nous*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]