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flagitiousness

[ fluh-jish-uh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF flagitiousness

Synonyms for flagitiousness

  • atrocity
  • depravity
  • immorality
  • shamefulness
  • turpitude
  • unrighteousness
  • villainousness
  • villainy
  • wickedness
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLAGITIOUSNESS

The flagitiousness of this resolution is aggravated if possible by the arbitrary means by which its adoption was secured.

Dark hints of flagitiousness were thrown out, which our innocence wholly failed to comprehend.

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.

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