What does flagrant mean?

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.

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. Eric Garcetti:

    Despite several warnings, this house has turned into a nightclub in Hollywood Hills, hosting large gatherings in flagrant violation of our public health orders, the City has now disconnected utilities at this home to stop these parties that endanger our community.

  2. Ancient Egyptian:

    Not every beautiful flower has a beautiful flagrant scent.

  3. Jean Su:

    We're disappointed that The Supreme Court won't consider the President Donald Trump administration's flagrant abuse of the law to fast-track border wall construction, the Trump administration has made a mockery of the Constitution to build an enormously destructive wall. We'll continue to fight these illegal waivers and do everything possible to prevent further damage to the beautiful borderlands.

  4. Joe Biden:

    President Putin asked me to call on the leaders of the world to speak out clearly against President Putin's flagrant aggression, and to stand with the people of Ukraine.

  5. Hanan Ashrawi:

    Israel is stealing land specially in the Jordan Valley under the pretext it wants to annex it, this should be a reason for a real and effective intervention by the international community to end such a flagrant and grave aggression which kills all chances of peace.

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