Definition of flagitious in English:

flagitious

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

adjective

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

Derivatives

flagitiously

adverb

flagitiousness

noun

Origin

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

More definitions of flagitious

Definition of flagitious in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
noun
a small amount; a little