Origin of flagrant
Synonyms for flagrant
Examples from the Web for flagrantly
To begin with, the First Amendment is flagrantly biased in favor of religion.
Wrongs are committed, and flagrantly, but Nutting commits to her premise without wavering and demands the reader do so, too.
That means that most of its policies are not only socially reactionary and oppressive, but flagrantly misogynistic as well.
Fisher was flagrantly cuckolded by Taylor as the whole world watched the filming of Cleopatra in Rome.
Francis was flagrantly immoral, but a fanatic in religion; and mercy was not a virtue congenial to either church or state.
Occasionally only, when its interference was too flagrantly unjust, its authority was defied.Paris from the Earliest Period to the Present Day; Volume 1|William Walton
If he got flagrantly wrong, he simply coughed and took up the thread of the musical narrative where he left off.The Romance of the Coast|James Runciman
Flagrantly broken by the "Reds" of Paris in the spring of 1871, that agreement seemed doomed.The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)|John Holland Rose
It would have been difficult to have matched him with as flagrantly material a person as he himself was.The Scarecrow and Other Stories|G. Ranger Wormser
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.