Learn How to Pronounce HEINOUS Correctly!

Learn how to pronounce HEINOUS correctly by understanding the syllables

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The word HEINOUS is an adjective made up of 2 syllables.

Stress the 1st syllable

It’s pronounced: HAY-nuss

Definition: evil, wicked, abominable

The picture shows a police record photograph of Charles Manson.

The sentence example reads: In 1971, Charles Manson was convicted of the heinous crime of conspiring to commit murder, which resulted in the deaths of 7 people, including actress Sharon Tate.

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Now you know how to say HEINOUS, remember to use it the next time you need to describe something that is evil or wicked.

Examples of HEINOUS from news items:

“We emphatically reject the defendant’s hate, racism and prejudice, and we hope the conclusion of this case brings some measure of comfort to all those affected by his heinous crimes.”
Source: Seattle Times

Additionally, the heinous practice of babies bounced from one foster care family to another persists despite scientific research documenting the harm it causes.
Source: New York Times

The scheming and cruel femme fatale, Milady de Winter, is judged guilty of the most heinous murders by an ad hoc tribunal consisting of the musketeers and her late husband’s brother.
Source: Washington Post

Those factors include things like having multiple or prior victims, the slaying being gang-related or spurred by a victim’s race or religion, or the murder being “especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel, manifesting exceptional depravity.”
Source: Seattle Times

Most of us typically avoid stealing a $1,500 laptop from a stranger, for reasons other than the possibility that it belongs to a serial murderer involved in a heinous global crime ring.
Source: The Verge

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