- flagler, henry morrison,
- flagrante delicto,
Origin of flagrant
Examples from the Web for flagrant
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|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|DAILY BEAST
However tacky, this was hardly the flagrant public obscenity Cohen alleges.Meet Stephen F. Cohen, Vladimir Putin's Best Friend in the American Media|Cathy Young|March 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In this respect, the papers of Kenton City were the most flagrant offenders.The Lieutenant-Governor|Guy Wetmore Carryl
The flagrant impossibility of its serving any other purpose, had preserved it in its pristine splendor.The Real Adventure|Henry Kitchell Webster
The whole thing is a flagrant contradiction of every notion of style.Books and Persons|Arnold Bennett
"Flagrant dishonesty is not a thing that you can judge leniently, and no religion in the world would tell you to do so," he said.The Honour of the Clintons|Archibald Marshall
He said his house was a repository of the most flagrant iniquities.The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves|Tobias Smollett
Word Origin for flagrant
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.