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utterly reprehensible in nature or behavior

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extremely wicked, deeply criminal

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shockingly brutal or cruel

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As an aside, when I first read that I had to look up "flagitious" because it's just not that commonly used these days.
The support that had been given by the church to hospitals, schools, and charities was lost, and although church property was declared to belong to the nation, in effect this was a "flagitious money juggle" that enriched the middle classes, especially property owners, fund-holders, government agents, and lawyers.
These devices and the mandatory pat-downs that are the only alternative are quite possibly the worst invasion of privacy and the most flagitious disregard of the Fourth Amendment ever embarked upon by the federal government, yet President Obama, onetime professed champion of civil liberties, has imposed them on us without so much as a by-your-leave.
against the barbarous and flagitious system of bringing to a strange country, hundreds of men, without an adequate proportion of women.' The importers, it said 'look not to the rearing of progeny from the new Colonists, they make not provision for it; no, they contemplate the grinding of Sugar out of the bones and sinews of these labourers so long as they are fit to work, and as they wear out, to supply their places by fresh importations'.
Without trivializing the flagitious fatalities involving our virulent vehicles, there is a clutter of other corresponding consequences connecting humanity's obsession with the enamored automotive.
By this we designate such as prosper by flagitious practices which have not yet come under the effective ban of public opinion.
Nations which once shrank from condemning the most flagitious [sic] violation of human rights in Germany, are now exhorted to interfere in other countries' government--and always in the name of peace and concord.
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Having to sit through the hearing was as traumatic as it gets, If my memory serves me correctly he was babysitting the three Ralph children, Samantha, Dawn and four year-old Paul, this flagitious monster butchered all three children, impailing their bodies on railings out-site their Worcester house.
In the Inferno, for example, where the sinful nature and the flagitious character of the place would make it unfitting to mention the word 'Dio', which will be pronounced more uninhibitedly in the other two reigns, Dante often has to resort to periphrases such as Francesca's 'il re dell'universo' [the King of the Universe], quoted by Eliot (1929: 27), or to the word 'altrui' [another].
The proposal that Beckett be seriously re-evaluated if we wish to find other modes of expression with which to negotiate with the rather flagitious phase of history in which we now find ourselves--if, in the final words of King Lear, we want to "Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say" (5.4.324)--is not meant as a call to full-scale retreat to an allegedly safe modernism.
The continued existence of what "most flagitious" of governments did President Thomas Jefferson find "inconsistent with the safety of other nations"?
These days we can discover several dozen more flagitious sexual experiments recommended on any page of "Cleo".