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flagitious

[fluh-jish-uh s] /fləˈdʒɪʃ əs/
adjective
1.
shamefully wicked, as persons, actions, or times.
2.
heinous or flagrant, as a crime; infamous.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English flagicious < Latin flāgitiōsus, equivalent to flāgiti(um) shame, scandal + -ōsus -ous
Related forms
flagitiously, adverb
flagitiousness, noun
nonflagitious, adjective
nonflagitiously, adverb
nonflagitiousness, noun
unflagitious, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for flagitious

flagitious

/fləˈdʒɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
atrociously wicked; vicious; outrageous
Derived Forms
flagitiously, adverb
flagitiousness, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin flāgitiōsus infamous, from flāgitium a shameful act; related to Latin flagrum whip
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Word Origin and History for flagitious
adj.

"shamefully wicked, criminal," late 14c., from Old French flagicieux or directly from Latin flagitiosus "shameful, disgraceful, infamous," from flagitium "shameful act, passionate deed, disgraceful thing," related to flagrum "a whip, scourge, lash," flagitare "to demand importunately," from PIE root *bhlag- "to strike." Related: Flagitiously; flagitiousness.

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