1. Disgracefully or shamefully criminal; grossly wicked; scandalous; shameful; said of acts, crimes, etc.
Debauched principles and flagitious practices.I. Taylor.
2. Guilty of enormous crimes; corrupt; profligate; said of persons. Pope.
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.
A sentence so flagitiously unjust.Macaulay.
(Flag"man) n.; pl. Flagmen One who makes signals with a flag.
(Flag"on) n. [F. flacon, for flascon, fr. OF. flasche, from LL. flasco. See Flask.] A vessel
with a narrow mouth, used for holding and conveying liquors. It is generally larger than a bottle, and of
leather or stoneware rather than of glass.
A trencher of mutton chops, and a flagon of ale.Macaulay.
(Fla"grance) n. Flagrancy. Bp. Hall.
(Fla"gran*cy) n.; pl. Flagrancies [L. flagrantia a burning. See Flagrant.]
1. A burning; great heat; inflammation. [Obs.]
Lust causeth a flagrancy in the eyes.Bacon.
2. The condition or quality of being flagrant; atrocity; heiniousness; enormity; excess. Steele.
(Fla"grant) a. [L. flagrans, -antis, p. pr. of flagrate to burn, akin to Gr. : cf. F. flagrant. Cf.
1. Flaming; inflamed; glowing; burning; ardent.
The beadle's lash still flagrant on their back.Prior.
A young man yet flagrant from the lash of the executioner or the beadle.De Quincey.
Flagrant desires and affections.Hooker.
2. Actually in preparation, execution, or performance; carried on hotly; raging.
A war the most powerful of the native tribes was flagrant.Palfrey.
3. Flaming into notice; notorious; enormous; heinous; glaringly wicked.
Syn. Atrocious; flagitious; glaring. See Atrocious.
(Fla"grant*ly), adv. In a flagrant manner.
(Fla"grate) v. t. [L. flagrare, flagratum, v.i. & t., to burn.] To burn. [Obs.] Greenhill.
(Fla*gra"tion) n. A conflagration. [Obs.]