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

Definition of flagitious in English:

adjective

formal
(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: /fləˈdʒɪʃəsnəs/
noun

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with flagitious

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