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FLAGI'TIOUS, adjective [Latin flagitium, a scandalous crime, probably from the root of flagrant.]

1. Deeply criminal; grossly wicked; villainous; atrocious; scandalous; as a flagitious action or crime.

2. Guilty of enormous crimes; corrupt; wicked; as a flagitious person.

3. Marked or infected with scandalous crimes or vices; as flagitious times.