Definition of flagitious in English:

flagitious

Line breaks: fla|gi¦tious
Pronunciation: /fləˈdʒɪʃəs
 
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adjective

formal
  • (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'.

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