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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flagitious 
  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"  [syn:  {atrocious},  {grievous},  {heinous},  {monstrous}] 




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