Definitions for flagitious
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word flagitious.
extremely wicked, deeply criminal
"a flagitious crime"; "heinous accusations"
atrocious, flagitious, grievous, monstrousadjective
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
Etymology: flagitieux or flagitiosus, both ultimately from flāgitium.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Wicked; villainous; atrocious.
Etymology: from flagitius, Latin.
No villany or flagitious action was ever yet committed, but, upon a due enquiry into the causes of it, it will be found that a lye was first or last the principal engine to effect it. South.
There’s no working upon a flagitious and perverse nature by kindness and discipline. Roger L'Estrange.
First, those flagitious times,
Pregnant with unknown crimes,
Conspire to violate the nuptial bed. Wentworth Dillon.
Perjury is a crime of so flagitious a nature, we cannot be too careful in avoiding every approach towards it. Addison.
But if in noble minds some dregs remain,
Not yet purg’d off, of spleen and sour disdain,
Discharge that rage on more provoking crimes,
Nor fear a dearth in these flagitious times. Alexander Pope.
Flagitious refers to a person or behavior that is extremely wicked, criminal, or villainous. It is characterized by or given to terrible wrongdoing or offensiveness.
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fla-jish′us, adj. grossly wicked: guilty of enormous crimes.—adv. Flagi′tiously.—n. Flagi′tiousness. [L. flagitiosus—flagitium, a disgraceful act—flagrāre, to burn.]
The numerical value of flagitious in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of flagitious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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