flagitious

  • 1 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

  • 2 flagitious — I adjective abominable, accursed, amoralistic, arrant, atrocious, bad, base, blameworthy, criminal, decadent, degenerate, depraved, diabolical, disgraceful, dissolute, egregious, evil, execrable, facinorous, felonious, flagrant, grievous, heinous …

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  • 3 flagitious — (adj.) shamefully wicked, criminal, late 14c., from O.Fr. flagicieux or directly from L. flagitiosus shameful, disgraceful, infamous, from flagitium shameful act, passionate deed, disgraceful thing, related to flagrum a whip, scourge, lash,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 flagitious — nefarious, infamous, iniquitous, villainous, *vicious, corrupt, degenerate Analogous words: scandalous, criminal, sinful (see corresponding nouns at OFFENSE): shameful, disgraceful (see corresponding nouns at DISGRACE): *flagrant, gross, glaring …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 flagitious — [flə jish′əs] adj. [ME flagicious < L flagitiosus < flagitium, shameful act < flagitare, to demand, akin to flagrum: see FLAGELLATE] shamefully wicked; vile and scandalous flagitiously adv. flagitiousness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Flagitious — Steve Miller uses this word in The Joker . Homer Simpson reads, the flagitious of love …

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  • 7 flagitious — adjective Extremely brutal or cruel This young Nobleman was not only a flagitious Punster himself, but was accessary to the Punning of others, by Consent, by Provocation, by Connivance, and by Defence of the Evil committed; Syn: infamous,… …

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  • 8 flagitious — /fləˈdʒɪʃəs/ (say fluh jishuhs) adjective 1. shamefully wicked, as persons, actions, times, etc.: *Montgomery would maintain this flagitious procrastination of his managerial duties while I remain a butt for his ill timed chaff. –joseph furphy,… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 9 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 …

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  • 10 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

  • 11 flagitious — Synonyms and related words: corrupt, criminal, degenerate, depraved, disgraceful, flagrant, glaring, gross, infamous, miscreant, nefarious, perverse, rotten, scandalous, shameful, sinful, vicious, villainous, wicked …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 flagitious — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Utterly reprehensible in nature or behavior: corrupt, degenerate, depraved, miscreant, perverse, rotten, unhealthy, villainous. See CLEAN, GOOD …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 flagitious — adj. heartless, cruel, wicked; abominable; flagrant, shameless (i.e. about a crime) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 flagitious — [flə dʒɪʃəs] adjective formal extremely and criminally wicked. Derivatives flagitiously adverb flagitiousness noun Origin ME: from L. flagitiosus, from flagitium importunity, shameful crime , from flagitare demand earnestly …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 15 flagitious — a. Atrocious, heinous, villanous, infamous, scandalous, nefarious, flagrant, profligate, corrupt, abandoned, enormously wicked …

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  • 16 flagitious — fla·gi·tious …

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  • 17 flagitious — fla•gi•tious [[t]fləˈdʒɪʃ əs[/t]] adj. heinous or flagrant, as a crime; infamous • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME flagicious < L flāgitiōsus, der. of flāgiti(um) shame, scandal fla•gi′tious•ly, adv. fla•gi′tious•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 flagitious —   a. heinous; villainous …

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  • 19 flagitious — adj. deeply criminal; utterly villainous. Derivatives: flagitiously adv. flagitiousness n. Etymology: ME f. L flagitiosus f. flagitium shameful crime …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 flagitious villainy — index atrocity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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