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Definitions for flagrant
ˈfleɪ grəntfla·grant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crying(a), egregious, flagrant, glaring, gross, rankadjective

    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"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Flagrantadjective

    Etymology: flagrans, Latin.

    A thing which filleth the mind with comfort and heavenly delight, stirreth up flagrant desires and affections, correspondent unto that which the words contain. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 39.

    See Sapho, at her toilet’s greasy task,
    And issuing flagrant to an evening mask:
    So morning insects, that in muck begun,
    Shine, buz, and fly-blow in the setting sun. Alexander Pope, Epistles.

    Their common loves, a lewd abandon’d pack,
    The beadle’s lash still flagrant on their back. Matthew Prior.

    When fraud is great, it furnishes weapons to defend itself; and at worst, if the crimes be so flagrant that a man is laid aside out of perfect shame, he retires loaded with the spoils of the nation. Jonathan Swift.

    With equal poize let steddy justice sway,
    And flagrant crimes with certain vengeance pay;
    But, ’till the proofs are clear, the stroke delay. Smith.


  1. flagrant

    Flagrant refers to something that is shockingly noticeable or evident due to its negative nature. It is usually used to describe actions that are extremely or deliberately bad, wrong, or offensive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flagrantadjective

    flaming; inflamed; glowing; burning; ardent

  2. Flagrantadjective

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

  3. Flagrantadjective

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flagrant

    flā′grant, adj. glaring: notorious: enormous.—ns. Flā′grance, Flā′grancy.—adv. Flā′grantly. [L. flagrans, pr.p. of flagrāre, to burn.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flagrant in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flagrant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of flagrant in a Sentence

  1. Brian Kammer:

    Today, the court has unconscionably allowed a grotesque miscarriage of justice to occur in Georgia, the intellectual disability community, which has strongly supported Mr. Hill's case for many years, joined his legal team in the belief that the Supreme Court would step in and prevent Georgia's flagrant disregard of the Constitution on behalf of the rights of people with disabilities.

  2. Marsha Blackburn:

    Biden created this crisis by terminating successful Trump-era immigration policies, including Remain in Mexico and safe third country agreements. Tennesseans will not stand for this flagrant abuse of law and order.

  3. Michel Frost:

    It is high time that the Government of Honduras addressed the flagrant impunity of the increased number of executions of human rights defenders in the country, especially targeting those who defend environmental and land rights.

  4. Cassie Smedile:

    With Democrats controlling every lever of our government, these efforts have only become more flagrant and pervasive. No institution, agency or classroom is off limits, the American people deserve to be made fully aware of the radical Left's schemes, and we'll continue to expose them.

  5. The United:

    North Korea has been a flagrant menace for far too long. South Korea and Japan have been watching this situation closely with us.

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    large recently extinct long-horned European wild ox; considered one of the ancestors of domestic cattle
    A epiphora
    B foumart
    C fervidness
    D urus

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