flagrant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj flagrant 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Flagrant Actually in preparation, execution, or performance; carried on hotly; raging. "A war the most powerful of the native tribes was flagrant ."
    • Flagrant Flaming into notice; notorious; enormous; heinous; glaringly wicked.
    • Flagrant Flaming; inflamed; glowing; burning; ardent. "The beadle's lash still flagrant on their back.""A young man yet flagrant from the lash of the executioner or the beadle.""Flagrant desires and affections."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • flagrant Burning; blazing; hence, shining; glorious.
    • flagrant Hence Ardent; eager.
    • flagrant Raging; in action; actually in progress.
    • flagrant Glaring; notorious; scandalous: as, a flagrant crime: rarely used of persons.
    • flagrant Synonyms Wicked, Heinous, etc. see atrocious.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Flagrant flā′grant glaring: notorious: enormous
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Quotations

  • Cynthia Ozick
    Cynthia Ozick
    “The usefulness of madmen is famous: they demonstrate society's logic flagrantly carried out down to its last scrimshaw scrap.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. flagrans, -antis, p. pr. of flagrate, to burn, akin to Gr. : cf. F. flagrant,. Cf. Flame Phlox
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. flagrans, pr.p. of flagrāre, to burn.

Usage

In literature:

So, too, a man's estimate of himself, however valid for him, may turn out to be flagrantly false.
"Illusions" by James Sully
The sign, from prying eyes concealed, Is yet how flagrant!
"More Songs From Vagabondia" by Bliss Carman and Richard Hovey
A more flagrant violation of the principles she professed is difficult to imagine.
"The Story of Isaac Brock" by Walter R. Nursey
We want to call attention to another flagrant case, which happened in the north end of Boston not long since.
"Thirty Years In Hell" by Bernard Fresenborg
I brung up the Indians doin's, the Mormons, the Chinese, all on 'em flagrant.
"Samantha at the World's Fair" by Marietta Holley
These are circumstances that leave no doubt of the grossest and most flagrant corruption.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. X. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Baltimore is to-day free from flagrant commercialized vice.
"American Adventures" by Julian Street
Under the very shadow of the Temple she perpetrated her most flagrant crimes.
"Notable Women of Olden Time" by Anonymous
Pardon is implored by his afflicted friends; but no pardon can be granted for so flagrant a crime.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 433" by Various
Others vaguely hold it, but rarely teach it, and then only in flagrant cases of fraud.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
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In poetry:

And, flagrant in well-doing, smite
The priests of Bacchus at their fane,
Lest any worshipper invite
The God again.
"The Portent" by Rudyard Kipling
Not for any beast that burrows, not for any bird that flies,
Would I lose his large sound council, miss his keen amending eyes.
He is bailiff, woodman, wheelwright, field-surveyor, engineer,
And if flagrantly a poacher—'tain't for me to interfere.
"The Land" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

French Compaq ad irks women's group / Bay Area's GraceNet says ad for iPAQ is ' flagrantly sexist'.
All are guilty of flagrant self-contradiction.
MSHA Flagrant Violation Policy Invalidated .
The legitimacy of the Mine Safety and Health Administration's (MSHA) use of "flagrant penalties" against mine operators.
Los Angeles Lakers' Metta World Peace gave Oklahoma City Thunder player James Harden a concussion on a flagrant foul.
Caught below in flagrante delecto, they seem oblivious to blight, sun-colored and heat-swollen.
Children continue to be killed, injured, and exposed to abuse in flagrant violation of their rights, according to the State of the World's Children 2000, launched by UNICEF on Dec 13.
Burger, the retired Chief Justice, today denounced as "flagrantly false and irresponsible" statements critical of Solicitor General Charles Fried that have been attributed to him.
That's plenty of file space for digital video enthusiasts, professional graphic artists, and flagrant downloaders.
When Rudy Fernandez fell hard to the floor last week after a flagrant foul by the Lakers' Trevor Ariza, it did more than hurt his chest and hip.
There are times when Washington hackery is so flagrantly, well, hackish, the mind reels.
South Alabama on Saturday, November 24 for a flagrant personal foul.
After reviewing Bradley Beal 's hard foul on Monta Ellis, the NBA has decided to downgrade his action to a flagrant foul penalty one.
Spectacular Chaos From Two Galaxies (Literally) in Flagrante Delicto.
In fact, police are calling it a flagrant foul.
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