音标: [nɪˈferiəs]
释义: 极坏的,恶毒的,不道德的

Describe a person’s actions as nefarious if they are evil or wicked. Batman and Superman are always fighting evildoers and stopping their nefarious plots.

Nefarious comes from the Latin nefas “crime, impiety.” If something is nefarious, it is criminal, evil, malicious and wicked. Thinking of superheroes can help you remember the meaning of the word, but it is often used in much less exciting circumstances. News reporters investigate corrupt politicians in order to uncover the nefarious activities. And, if you don’t pay for your downloaded music, you have gotten it by nefarious means.

“Evil Dave’s Grill. The name of this grill isn’t a nod to anyone nefarious ; it’s a cheeky reference to the wicked dishes on its dinner-only menu.” — Claudia Laroye, The Toronto Star , 1 Apr. 2022

You make one statement, you correct one nefarious allegation, that’s it.

at the same time as we are looking for a nefarious terrorist.

I believe Michael may be involved in something nefarious.

The danger is they can also be used for more nefarious purposes.