Definition of flagitious in English:

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flagitious

Pronunciation: /fləˈjiSHəs/

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

adverb

flagitiousness

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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Syllabification: fla·gi·tious

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