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 for flagitious
From 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.
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              Debauched principles and flagitious practices. --I.
                                                    Taylor.
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     2. Guilty of enormous crimes; corrupt; profligate; -- said of
        persons. --Pope.
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     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.
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                A sentence so flagitiously unjust.  --Macaulay.
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From 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]

From 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
  
  

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