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(of a person or their actions) criminal; villainous.
evil, sinful, immoral, wrong, morally wrong, wrongful, bad, iniquitous, corrupt, black-hearted, ungodly, unholy, irreligious, unrighteous, sacrilegious, profane, blasphemous, impious, base, mean, vileView synonyms
- ‘Such a flagitious attempt could only be made under some general pretence by a state legislature.’
Late Middle English: from Latin flagitiosus, from flagitium importunity, shameful crime, from flagitare demand earnestly.
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