MEANING: adjective: Extremely wicked.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old French haine (hatred), from hair (to hate). Earliest documented use: 1394.

USAGE: "You have been brought here before the Council of Magical Law ... so that we may pass judgment on you, for a crime so heinous."
J.K. Rowling; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; Bloomsbury; 2000.


NEINOUS - rhymes with "minus" - like a German obstructionist


HEIROUS - next in line to inherit