Thursday, May 17, 2007
flagitious adjective [fluh-JISH-uhs] Disgracefully or shamefully criminal; grossly wicked; scandalous; -- said of acts, crimes, etc.
Definitions for flagitious
- Disgracefully or shamefully criminal; grossly wicked; scandalous; -- said of acts, crimes, etc.
- Guilty of enormous crimes; corrupt; profligate; -- said of persons.
- Characterized by enormous crimes or scandalous vices; as, "flagitious times."
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Citations for flagitious
However flagitious may be the crime of conspiring to subvert by force the government of our country, such conspiracy is not treason.
The Grinch, a nefarious, flagitious, sly, nasty, troublesome, bad-tempered, intolerant and foul-smelling character who, for reasons never fully explained, lives in a cave above the town.