The obscure word of the week is flagitious

look_it_up_T httpwww.clipartpal.comclipart_pdeducationdictionary_10586.htmlThere are over a million individual words in English. Most of them are quite obscure and deserve better attention than they get. This week’s is flagitious.

It means criminally evil, a word deriving from Middle English and thence Latin, ‘flagitium (‘a shameful crime’).

Your challenge? Write a sentence (or two) in the comments using this word.

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5 thoughts on “The obscure word of the week is flagitious

  1. While not necessarily meriting indictment, the President’s actions are nonetheless flagitious. Hm. I might recommend that word to George Takei.

  2. The Judge, frowning in his most splendid manner and speaking with his full gravitas, stated “The flagitious nature of the offense leaves me no option for your sentence”.

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