flagitiousness

flagitious

[fluh-jish-uhs]
adjective
1.
shamefully wicked, as persons, actions, or times.
2.
heinous or flagrant, as a crime; infamous.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English flagicious < Latin flāgitiōsus, equivalent to flāgiti(um) shame, scandal + -ōsus -ous

flagitiously, adverb
flagitiousness, noun
nonflagitious, adjective
nonflagitiously, adverb
nonflagitiousness, noun
unflagitious, adjective
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flagitious (fləˈdʒɪʃəs)
 
adj
atrociously wicked; vicious; outrageous
 
[C14: from Latin flāgitiōsus infamous, from flāgitium a shameful act; related to Latin flagrum whip]
 
fla'gitiously
 
adv
 
fla'gitiousness
 
n

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flagitious
"shamefully wicked, vile, scandalous," late 14c., from O.Fr. flagicieux, from L. flagitiosus, from flagitium "shameful crime," related to flagrum (see flagrant).
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