Flagitiously
Flagitious 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. [1913 Webster]

Debauched principles and flagitious practices. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

2. Guilty of enormous crimes; corrupt; profligate; -- said of persons. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

A sentence so flagitiously unjust. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


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  • flagitiously — adverb see flagitious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flagitiously — See flagitious. * * * …   Universalium

  • flagitiously — fla·gi·tious·ly …   English syllables

  • flagitiously — adverb : in a flagitious manner : viciously, wickedly …   Useful english dictionary

  • flagitious — flagitiously, adv. flagitiousness, n. /fleuh jish euhs/, adj. 1. shamefully wicked, as persons, actions, or times. 2. heinous or flagrant, as a crime; infamous. [1350 1400; ME flagicious < L flagitiosus, equiv. to flagiti(um) shame, scandal +… …   Universalium

  • Flagitious — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flagitiousness — Flagitious 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flagitious — adjective Etymology: Middle English flagicious, from Latin flagitiosus, from flagitium shameful thing Date: 14th century marked by scandalous crime or vice ; villainous • flagitiously adverb • flagitiousness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flagitiousness — See flagitiously. * * * …   Universalium

  • flagrantly — Synonyms and related words: abjectly, abominably, agonizingly, arrantly, atrociously, awfully, baldly, balefully, basely, bestially, bitterly, blatantly, boldly, brashly, brazenfacedly, brazenly, brutally, colorfully, confoundedly, conspicuously …   Moby Thesaurus

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