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flagitious

[ fluh-jish-uhs ]
/ fləˈdʒɪʃ əs /
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adjective

shamefully wicked, as persons, actions, or times.
heinous or flagrant, as a crime; infamous.

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Origin of flagitious

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

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British Dictionary definitions for flagitious

flagitious
/ (fləˈdʒɪʃəs) /

adjective

atrociously wicked; vicious; outrageous

Derived forms of flagitious

flagitiously, adverbflagitiousness, noun

Word Origin for flagitious

C14: from Latin flāgitiōsus infamous, from flāgitium a shameful act; related to Latin flagrum whip
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