Heinous

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Moral OutragePlay
Use 'heinous' to express strong disgust at actions against moral or ethical principles. SlideThe heinous act shocked the entire community.
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Not HyperbolePlay
'Heinous' suggests extreme negativity and should not be used for mild wrongdoing or mistakes. SlideCalling his small lie heinous was an exaggeration.
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Serious ContextsPlay
Frequently appears in serious contexts, such as news reports about crimes or moral discussions. SlideThe documentary examined the heinous effects of war.