What is another word for heinously?

Pronunciation: [hˈe͡ɪnəsli] (IPA)

Heinously is an adverb that describes a wicked or evil act committed with extreme cruelty or brutality. There are several synonyms for heinously that can be used to better understand the context in which the term is being used. Some good examples include atrocity, barbarously, execrably, odiously, and repugnantly. Other synonyms for heinously include abominably, detestably, foully, inhumanly, monstrously, and viciously. These synonyms can help writers and speakers to convey the severity of a situation or act more precisely, adding depth and nuance to their language. Whether used in literature, speeches, or everyday conversation, it is important to choose the appropriate synonym that best represents the intended emotion and tone.

Usage examples for Heinously

The assailants, finding the castle so well defended, deemed it expedient to withdraw till they could return in greater force, and rode off to Rubygill Abbey, where they made known their errand to the father abbot, who, having satisfied himself of their legitimacy, and conned over the allegations, said that doubtless brother Michael had heinously offended; but it was not for the civil law to take cognizance of the misdoings of a holy friar; that he would summon a chapter of monks, and pass on the offender a sentence proportionate to his offence.
"Maid Marian"
Thomas Love Peacock
But he took it heinously, either that he was passionately fond of Aspasia, or because he looked upon himself as affronted and scorned by his father.
"Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans"
Clough, Arthur Hugh
How otherwise is the domestic life of Jacques de Wert, whose wife conspired against him heinously, and put his very life in danger!
"The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2"
Rupert Hughes

Related words: heinously ugly, heinously hot, heinously cold, heinously expensive

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