Characterized by extremely brutal or cruel crimes; vicious.
Shamefully wicked; vile and scandalous.
Origin of flagitious
- Middle English flagicious wicked from Latin flāgitiōsus from flāgitium shameful act, protest from flāgitāre to importune, to demand vehemently
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Old French flagitieux or Latin flāgitiōsus, both ultimately from flāgitium (“shameful crime”).