Definitions for flagrantˈfleɪ grənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fla•grant*ˈfleɪ grənt(adj.)

  1. shockingly noticeable or evident; obvious; glaring:

    a flagrant error.

  2. notorious; scandalous:

    a flagrant offender.

  3. Archaic. blazing, burning, or glowing.

* Syn: flagrant , glaring , gross suggest something offensive that cannot be overlooked. flagrant implies a conspicuous offense so far beyond the limits of decency as to be insupportable: a flagrant violation of the law. glaring emphasizes conspicuousness but lacks the imputation of evil or immorality: a glaring error by a bank teller. gross suggests a mistake or impropriety of major proportions: a gross miscarriage of justice.

Origin of flagrant:

1400–50; late ME < L flagrant-, s. of flagrāns, orig. prp. of flagrāre to burn


Princeton's WordNet

  1. crying(a), egregious, flagrant, glaring, gross, rank(adj)

    conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

    "a crying shame"; "an egregious lie"; "flagrant violation of human rights"; "a glaring error"; "gross ineptitude"; "gross injustice"; "rank treachery"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flagrant(adj)

    flaming; inflamed; glowing; burning; ardent

  2. Flagrant(adj)

    actually in preparation, execution, or performance; carried on hotly; raging

  3. Flagrant(adj)

    flaming into notice; notorious; enormous; heinous; glaringly wicked

Translations for flagrant

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(usually of something bad) very obvious; easily seen

flagrant injustice.

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