The Puritan had frowned at innocent diversions; the comic poet took under his patronage the most flagitious excesses.
Four months more brought him to the end of his flagitious career.
Thus, in a moment, had terminated his long and flagitious career.
The army and navy are "the most wicked and flagitious in the Universe."
Yet it was not an age of gross and open vices; manners were not flagitious, they were merely of a nauseous insipidity.
This deportment was too humiliating and flagitious to be imputed to him.
It is greater folly to pretend that the earthquake killed the most flagitious sinners.
But the action on the slave trade was the deliberate sanction for twenty years of man-stealing of the most flagitious sort.
Since a legal marriage was impossible, no doubt, his views were flagitious.
He that may hang a flagitious offender doth him no wrong if he put him to a slavery, which is less penal than death.
"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.