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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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

flagitiously

1
adverb

flagitiousness

2
Pronunciation: /fləˈdʒɪʃəsnəs/
noun

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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