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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. extremely wicked, deeply criminal;
- Example: "a flagitious crime"
- Example: "heinous accusations"
[syn: flagitious, heinous]

2. shockingly brutal or cruel;
- Example: "murder is an atrocious crime"
- Example: "a grievous offense against morality"
- Example: "a grievous crime"
- Example: "no excess was too monstrous for them to commit"
[syn: atrocious, flagitious, grievous, monstrous]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flagitious \Fla*gi"tious\, a. [L. flagitiosus, fr. flagitium a shameful or disgraceful act, orig., a burning desire, heat of passion, from flagitare to demand hotly, fiercely; cf. flagrare to burn, E. flagrant.] 1. Disgracefully or shamefully criminal; grossly wicked; scandalous; shameful; -- said of acts, crimes, etc. [1913 Webster] Debauched principles and flagitious practices. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. Guilty of enormous crimes; corrupt; profligate; -- said of persons. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. Characterized by scandalous crimes or vices; as, flagitious times. --Pope. Syn: Atrocious; villainous; flagrant; heinous; corrupt; profligate; abandoned. See Atrocious. -- Fla*gi"tious*ly, adv. -- Fla*gi"tious*ness, n. [1913 Webster] A sentence so flagitiously unjust. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

flagitious adj 1: extremely wicked, deeply criminal; "a flagitious crime"; "heinous accusations" [syn: flagitious, heinous] 2: 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" [syn: atrocious, flagitious, grievous, monstrous]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

19 Moby Thesaurus words for "flagitious": corrupt, criminal, degenerate, depraved, disgraceful, flagrant, glaring, gross, infamous, miscreant, nefarious, perverse, rotten, scandalous, shameful, sinful, vicious, villainous, wicked