shockingly noticeable or evident; obvious; glaring: a flagrant error.
notorious; scandalous: a flagrant crime; a flagrant offender.
Archaic. blazing, burning, or glowing.
- fla·gran·cy, flagrance, fla·grant·ness, noun
- fla·grant·ly, adverb
- non·fla·grance, noun
- non·fla·gran·cy, noun
- non·fla·grant, adjective
- non·fla·grant·ly, adverb
- un·fla·grant, adjective
- un·fla·grant·ly, adverb
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How to use flagrant in a sentence
When his passion should subside, would he not perceive the flagrancy of his injustice, and hasten to atone for it?Wieland; or The Transformation | Charles Brockden Brown
The young wife perceived that it would be impossible to arouse him to any just realization of the flagrancy of his fault.Making People Happy | Thompson Buchanan
The principal cause of the Reformation was the general corruption of the Church and the flagrancy of its oppression.A History of Freedom of Thought | John Bagnell Bury
There is still very much to be done there, but the former flagrancy of vice has been abolished.Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls | Various
And yet how often have the ludicrousness and the flagrancy been repeated, with far less temptation!The Expositor's Bible: The Book of the Twelve Prophets, Vol. I | George Adam Smith
British Dictionary definitions for flagrant
obsolete burning or blazing
- flagrancy, flagrance or flagrantness, noun
- flagrantly, adverb
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