flagitious

[ fluh-jish-uh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF flagitious
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLAGITIOUS

Four months more brought him to the end of his flagitious career.

The former, he knew, was the most pale-faced, flagitious character in the world.

The army and navy are "the most wicked and flagitious in the Universe."

Since a legal marriage was impossible, no doubt, his views were flagitious.

I place on that miscreant's back a long array of flagitious ancestors.

The saints of Christianity were either the most useless or most flagitious of men.

Thus, in a moment, had terminated his long and flagitious career.

This deportment was too humiliating and flagitious to be imputed to him.

But the action on the slave trade was the deliberate sanction for twenty years of man-stealing of the most flagitious sort.

How can the public allow this drunken, flagitious actor to appear before them, disgracing genius and the taste of his country?

WORD ORIGIN

"shamefully wicked, criminal," late 14c., from Old French flagicieux or directly from Latin flagitiosus "shameful, disgraceful, infamous," from flagitium "shameful act, passionate deed, disgraceful thing," related to flagrum "a whip, scourge, lash," flagitare "to demand importunately," from PIE root *bhlag- "to strike." Related: Flagitiously; flagitiousness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FLAGITIOUS

corrupt

adjectivedebased, vicious
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