flagitious \fluh-JISH-uhs\, adjective:
- Disgracefully or shamefully criminal; grossly wicked; scandalous; -- said of acts, crimes, etc.
- Guilty of enormous crimes; corrupt; profligate; -- said of persons.
- Characterized by enormous crimes or scandalous vices; as, "flagitious times."
Origin: Flagitious comes from Latin flagitiosus, from flagitium, "a shameful or disgraceful act," originally, "a burning desire, heat of passion," from flagitare, "to demand earnestly or hotly," connected with flagrare, "to blaze, to burn."
- when one is in a desperate need for a siesta because they become extremely tired in the afternoon and coffee isn't cutting it any longer.
"working at panera sucked today after that wild night of drinking. i had the worst mid-day crisis ever."
- Amelia Earhart: became the first person to fly solo across the Pacific from Hawaii to California (1935)
- cigarette smoking: US Surgeon General Luther Terry first reported the health hazards involved (1964)
- designated hitter: the American League's team owners voted to allow the use of a different player to bat instead of the pitcher; the National League still bans the practice (1973)
- Rosenkowitz sextuplets: the world's first surviving sextuplets were born in Cape Town (1974)
- Alexander Hamilton 1755 - United States Founding Father, soldier, economist, political philosopher, one of America's first constitutional lawyers and the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.
- Ezra Cornell 1807
- John A. MacDonald (Canada) 1815
- Eugenio De Hostos 1839
- Henry Gordon Selfridge 1864
- Alice Paul 1885
- Alan Paton 1903
- Carroll Shelby 1923
- Don Cherry 1924
- Slim Harpo (James Moore) 1924
- Grant Tinker 1926
- Rod Taylor 1930
- Jack Nimitz 1930
- Goldie Hill 1933
- Mitchell Ryan 1934
- John Chretien (Canada) 1934
- Clarence Clemons (E Street Band) 1942
- Naomi Judd (The Judds) 1946
- Maxee Maxwell (Brownstone) 1969
- Mary J. Blige 1971