- shockingly noticeable or evident; obvious; glaring: a flagrant error.
- notorious; scandalous: a flagrant crime; a flagrant offender.
- Archaic. blazing, burning, or glowing.
Origin of flagrant
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Examples from the Web for flagrantly
To begin with, the First Amendment is flagrantly biased in favor of religion.Gay Marriage Vs. the First Amendment
August 22, 2014
Wrongs are committed, and flagrantly, but Nutting commits to her premise without wavering and demands the reader do so, too.The Modern ‘Lolita’: Dramatizing the Mind of a Female Pedophile in Alissa Nutting’s ‘Tampa’
June 28, 2013
That means that most of its policies are not only socially reactionary and oppressive, but flagrantly misogynistic as well.The Cost of Hamas
April 2, 2013
Fisher was flagrantly cuckolded by Taylor as the whole world watched the filming of Cleopatra in Rome.Two Flawed Jewish Geniuses
October 1, 2010
Just then, too, when the law had been so flagrantly outraged, its dignity must be asserted.Barnaby Rudge
What he was doing was flagrantly unlawful unless he charged her with some offence.The Grell Mystery
If so, how was it possible for them to be so flagrantly inconsistent and unjust?A Houseful of Girls
If her mother was excellent and common she was not common—not at least flagrantly so—and perhaps also not excellent.The Patagonia
There was something in it that made it flagrantly insulting.No Clue
- openly outrageous
- obsolete burning or blazing
Word Origin and History for flagrantly
c.1500, "resplendent," from Latin flagrantem (nominative flagrans) "burning, blazing, glowing," figuratively "glowing with passion, eager, vehement," present participle of flagrare "to burn, blaze, glow" from Latin root *flag-, corresponding to PIE *bhleg- "to shine, flash, burn" (cf. Greek phlegein "to burn, scorch," Latin fulgere "to shine"), from root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn" (see bleach (v.)). Sense of "glaringly offensive" first recorded 1706, probably from common legalese phrase in flagrante delicto "red-handed," literally "with the crime still blazing." Related: Flagrantly.