noun see flagitious

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  • flagitiousness — index atrocity, bad repute, crime Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • 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

  • flagitiousness — See flagitiously. * * * …   Universalium

  • flagitiousness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Degrading, immoral acts or habits: bestiality, corruption, depravity, immorality, perversion, turpitude, vice, villainousness, villainy, wickedness. See CLEAN …   English dictionary for students

  • flagitiousness — fla·gi·tious·ness …   English syllables

  • flagitiousness — noun ( es) : the quality or state of being flagitious : corruption, vice, villainy …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • crime — / krīm/ n [Middle French, from Latin crimen fault, accusation, crime] 1: conduct that is prohibited and has a specific punishment (as incarceration or fine) prescribed by public law compare delict, tort 2: an offense against public law …   Law dictionary

  • atrocity — I noun abomination, abuse, act of ferocity, atrocious crime, atrocitas, barbarity, deed of savagery, ferity, ferocity, fiendishness, flagitious villainy, flagitiousness, flagrancy, gross offense, heinousness, holocaust, infamy, inhumanity,… …   Law dictionary

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