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1. Characterized by extremely brutal or cruel crimes; vicious.
2. Infamous; scandalous: "That remorseless government persisted in its flagitious project" (Robert Southey).
[Middle English flagicious, wicked, from Latin flāgitiōsus, from flāgitium, shameful act, protest, from flāgitāre, to importune, to demand vehemently.]
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atrociously wicked; vicious; outrageous
[C14: from Latin flāgitiōsus infamous, from flāgitium a shameful act; related to Latin flagrum whip]
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heinous or flagrant, as a crime; infamous.
[1350–1400; Middle English flagicious < Latin flāgitiōsus, derivative of flāgiti(um) shame, scandal]
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flagitious- Criminally wicked.
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|Adj.||1.||flagitious - extremely wicked, deeply criminal; "a flagitious crime"; "heinous accusations"|
wicked - morally bad in principle or practice
|2.||flagitious - 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"|
evil - morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds"
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