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France and Germany’s legal codes permit a form of universal jurisdiction, which allows their national courts to prosecute individuals accused of heinous offenses committed in any county.

From Time

Those Republicans who defended him and his heinous acts will find history holds them to account.

Doctors, the FBI and local law enforcement are all called in to not only try to solve a medical mystery, but also a heinous crime.

This is a heinous and violent assault on the heart of our democracy.

Environmental criminals, authoritarian regimes, tax evaders and financial criminals, drug traffickers, wildlife poachers, and gun runners—all those responsible for the most heinous crimes have turned to anonymous shell companies.

From Fortune

“Today, we are before a heinous crime the likes of which are unprecedented in our safe country,” he said.

How was he and the brothers Bridgman found guilty, without any physical evidence tying them to this heinous crime?

The Israeli response to the heinous crimes committed by Palestinians often seems overkill.

Purists sometimes seem to think that disregarding rules about prepositions is as heinous as torturing children.

Every year—maybe every month—America is disgraced with an especially heinous lawsuit.

He was thrashed at school before the Jews and the hubshi, for the heinous crime of bringing home false reports of progress.

It was not a heinous sin, nor would it affect his moral character.

Next she was heard discussing and excusing the most heinous crimes of which human nature can be guilty.

Still more heinous was the verdict based upon evidence which, if enough in quantity, was manifestly worthless in quality.

All three were asked if their offences were not heinous, and if they had not been justly tried and lawfully condemned.


On this page you'll find 97 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to heinous, such as: abhorrent, abominable, atrocious, flagrant, hateful, and hideous.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.