Definitions for flagitiousfləˈdʒɪʃ əs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
heinous or flagrant, as a crime; infamous.
Origin of flagitious:
1350–1400; ME flagicious < L flāgitiōsus, der. of flāgiti(um) shame, scandal
extremely wicked, deeply criminal
"a flagitious crime"; "heinous accusations"
atrocious, flagitious, grievous, monstrous(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"
Extremely brutal or cruel
Origin: flagitieux or flagitiosus, both ultimately from flāgitium.
disgracefully or shamefully criminal; grossly wicked; scandalous; shameful; -- said of acts, crimes, etc
guilty of enormous crimes; corrupt; profligate; -- said of persons
characterized by scandalous crimes or vices; as, flagitious times