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
During that 1992-93 season, he finished with an NBA-high nine flagrant fouls — more than twice as many as the next-closest player, and more than fifteen teams finished with that year.In The 1990s, The New York Knicks Fought Everyone — Even David Stern | Chris Herring (email@example.com) | January 18, 2022 | FiveThirtyEight
New York, owners of the NBA’s highest technical-foul total that season with 97, also finished with the most flagrants that year.In The 1990s, The New York Knicks Fought Everyone — Even David Stern | Chris Herring (firstname.lastname@example.org) | January 18, 2022 | FiveThirtyEight
Between the appearance of flagrant corporate misconduct, the glaring regulatory failures and the staggering potential health effects, the matter seemed to call for just the kind of investigation that ProPublica was set up to pursue.What’s Polluting the Air? Not Even the EPA Can Say. | by Ava Kofman | December 16, 2021 | ProPublica
I kept a folder of photos I’d snapped of the most flagrant offenders.
After a review, officials upheld the call as a common foul on the Warriors’ Draymond Green, who hit James in the face and could have been called for a flagrant foul.With blurred vision but pinpoint accuracy, LeBron James buries late three to rescue Lakers | Ben Golliver, Des Bieler | May 20, 2021 | Washington Post
They were done to give a thin patina of ersatz legitimacy to what is otherwise flagrant sexual assault.‘Rectal Feeding’ Has Nothing to Do with Nutrition, Everything to Do with Torture | Russell Saunders | December 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For all its flagrant indiscretions, though, FIFA has never run afoul of the law.
For Ankara to allow a suicide bomber through to launch a flagrant attack at this moment also would appear to be odd timing.
flagrant anti-Semitism fell out of favor and was replaced by a closeted, unspoken bigotry.Superman Is Jewish: The Hebrew Roots of America's Greatest Superhero | Rich Goldstein | August 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Valderrama's modest career is in direct contrast to his flagrant lack of modesty.Why Women Want Hollywood Lothario Wilmer Valderrama | Amy Zimmerman | April 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She would receive money again for perpetuating it in a more flagrant form.The Creators | May Sinclair
His impossibility appeared more flagrant in the face of Laura's marvellous achievement.The Creators | May Sinclair
But even I was driven to protest against such flagrant unfairness. 'The Talking Horse | F. Anstey
When the thing happened it appeared to be a flagrant and indubitable case of treachery; everyone was speaking of it.The Relief of Mafeking | Filson Young
So far as I could learn from my informant, the case was one of flagrant persecution, with no culpable occasion behind it.Silver Chimes in Syria | W. S. Nelson
British Dictionary definitions for flagrant
obsolete burning or blazing
- flagrancy, flagrance or flagrantness, noun
- flagrantly, adverb
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