(adj.) = dire ; nefarious ; heinous ; dastardly ; loathsome ; baneful. Ex: Throughout the process of development, debate and enactment of the Digital Millennium Act in the USA, many dire forebodings were envisaged for the library profession. Ex: The Internet is in the midst of a new wave of global resistance to its nefarious effects. Ex: There are several different ways to make a stink bomb, all of which involving the use of chemicals which react in a way to create a particularly heinous odor. Ex: A dastardly livery driver raped a 30-year-old woman passenger on Jan. 31, cops said. Ex: It is loathsome and grotesquely hypocritical that pro-lifers oppose abortion, but are unconcerned about the mistreatment of animals used in the food industry. Ex: They waited with baneful patience, ready to take hold of him the moment he relaxed his vigilance. ---- * consecuencia nefasta = disastrous effect. * efecto nefasto = deleterious effect.