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Meaning of FLAGITIOUS

Pronunciation:  flu'jishus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  shockingly brutal or cruel; "murder is an atrocious crime"; "a grievous offense against morality"; "a grievous crime"; "no excess was too monstrous for them to commit"
 

FLAGITIOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: atrocious, evil, grievous, heinous, monstrous, wicked
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fla*gi"tious\, a. [L. flagitiosus, fr. flagitium a
shameful or disgraceful act, orig., a burning desire, heat of
passion, from flagitare to demand hotly, fiercely; cf.
flagrare to burn, E. flagrant.]
1. Disgracefully or shamefully criminal; grossly wicked;
   scandalous; shameful; -- said of acts, crimes, etc.

         Debauched principles and flagitious practices. --I.
                                               Taylor.

2. Guilty of enormous crimes; corrupt; profligate; -- said of
   persons. --Pope.

3. Characterized by scandalous crimes or vices; as,
   flagitious times. --Pope.

Syn: Atrocious; villainous; flagrant; heinous; corrupt;
     profligate; abandoned. See {Atrocious}. --
     {Fla*gi"tious*ly}, adv. -- {Fla*gi"tious*ness}, n.

           A sentence so flagitiously unjust.  --Macaulay.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: corrupt, criminal, degenerate, depraved, disgraceful, flagrant, glaring, gross, infamous, miscreant, nefarious, perverse, rotten, scandalous, shameful, sinful, vicious, villainous, wicked
 

 

 

 

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