Flagitious meaning

flə-jĭsh'əs
(literary) Extremely brutal or cruel.
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Characterized by extremely brutal or cruel crimes; vicious.
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Infamous; scandalous.
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Shamefully wicked; vile and scandalous.
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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”).
    From Wiktionary