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flagitious Syllabification: fla·gi·tious
Pronunciation: /fləˈjiSHəs/

Definition of flagitious in English:

adjective

(Of a person or their actions) criminal; villainous.
Example sentences
  • Such a flagitious attempt could only be made under some general pretence by a state legislature.

Derivatives

flagitiously

1
adverb

flagitiousness

2
Pronunciation: /fləˈjiSHəsnəs/
noun

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin flagitiosus, from flagitium 'importunity, shameful crime', from flagitare 'demand earnestly'.

Words that rhyme with flagitious

adventitious, Aloysius, ambitious, auspicious, avaricious, capricious, conspicuous, delicious, expeditious, factitious, fictitious, judicious, lubricious, malicious, Mauritius, meretricious, nutritious, officious, pernicious, propitious, repetitious, seditious, siliceous, superstitious, suppositious, surreptitious, suspicious, vicious

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