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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fluh-jish-uh s]
    • /fləˈdʒɪʃ əs/
    • /flə.ˈdʒɪ.ʃəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fluh-jish-uh s]
    • /fləˈdʒɪʃ əs/

Definitions of flagitious word

  • adjective flagitious shamefully wicked, as persons, actions, or times. 1
  • adjective flagitious heinous or flagrant, as a crime; infamous. 1
  • noun flagitious (of a person or their actions) criminal; villainous. 1
  • adjective flagitious atrociously wicked; vicious; outrageous 0
  • adjective flagitious shamefully wicked; vile and scandalous 0

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Origin of flagitious

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English flagicious < Latin flāgitiōsus, equivalent to flāgiti(um) shame, scandal + -ōsus -ous

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Parts of speech for Flagitious


flagitious popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 61% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 56% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

flagitious usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for flagitious

adj flagitious

  • atrocious — If you describe something as atrocious, you are emphasizing that its quality is very bad.
  • criminal — A criminal is a person who regularly commits crimes.
  • flagrant — shockingly noticeable or evident; obvious; glaring: a flagrant error.
  • heinous — hateful; odious; abominable; totally reprehensible: a heinous offense.
  • infamous — having an extremely bad reputation: an infamous city.

adjective flagitious

  • corrupt — Someone who is corrupt behaves in a way that is morally wrong, especially by doing dishonest or illegal things in return for money or power.

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