What does the word flagitious mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Flagitiously.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Flagitiousness.

Usage examples for flagitious

  1. 9. To the same cause are to be referred manifest obscenities, which bid defiance to the restraints of modesty, and fill and infest the house with flagitious practices of lewdness, giving birth to adulterous immodesty, and rendering the whole mind abandoned. – The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love by Emanuel Swedenborg
  2. The author would merit exemplary punishment for so flagitious a libel, were not the torment of his own abominable temper punishment sufficient for even as base a crime as this. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  3. It falls to my lot, at this stage of my history, to be constrained to record an event the most astounding, the most awful, the most unexpected, the most treacherous, the most ungrateful, the most flagitious- yea, the most supereminently flagitious,- that the history of mankind affords. – Quodlibet by John P. Kennedy