flagitiousness love

Definitions

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  • n. The state or quality of being flagitious

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The condition or quality of being flagitious; shameful wickedness; atrocity.

Etymologies

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flagitious +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Fingers crossed, though, that this spate of tween flagitiousness will come to an end now that everyone from Vanessa Hudgens to Miley Cyrus has seen rude pictures of themselves published on the internet.

    Miley Cyrus Wishes She Was Normal, But Not Really

  • Contrasting the humanity of the present age with the barbarism of antiquity, great stress has been laid on the savage custom of exposing the children whom their parents could not maintain; whilst the man of sensibility, who thus, perhaps, complains, by his promiscuous amours produces a most destructive barrenness and contagious flagitiousness of manners.

    A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

  • And yet that first I called a Monad, as it had been a soul without sex; but the latter a Duad; — anger, in deeds of violence, and in flagitiousness, lust; not knowing whereof I spake.

    The Confessions

  • But I knew it not; and ran headlong with such blindness, that amongst my equals I was ashamed of a less shamelessness, when I heard them boast of their flagitiousness, yea, and the more boasting, the more they were degraded: and I took pleasure, not only in the pleasure of the deed, but in the praise.

    The Confessions

  • The flagitiousness of this resolution is aggravated if possible by the arbitrary means by which its adoption was secured.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4

  • If Louis XVI. can serve to prove, by the flagitiousness of government in general, the necessity of revolutions, France ought not to let slip so precious an opportunity.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 26, December, 1859

  • Convention, which sufficiently indicated their proceedings, were always sanctioned by circulation, and applauded, according to the excess of their flagitiousness.

    A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Complete Described in a Series of Letters from an English Lady: with General and Incidental Remarks on the French Character and Manners

  • And yet that first I called a Monad, as it had been a soul without sex; but the latter a Duad; —anger, in deeds of violence, and in flagitiousness, lust; not knowing whereof I spake.

    The Fourth Book

  • Both did confusedly boil in me, and hurried my unstayed youth over the precipice of unholy desires, and sunk me in a gulf of flagitiousness.

    The Second Book

  • As I have now replied to my calumniators, as far as my own character required, tho not so fully as their flagitiousness deserved, I shall add a few more words on the state of public affairs.

    On Being Accused of a Low Origin

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