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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

flagitiously

adverb

flagitiousness

noun

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