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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

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English flagicious, from 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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