Tuesday, August 27, 2002
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."
Get the Word of the Day Email
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.