flagrant

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flagrant

disgraceful; monstrous; obviously evil; shockingly evident: a flagrant miscarriage of justice
Not to be confused with:
blatant – offensively noisy or loud; brazenly obvious: a blatant show of wealth

flagrant

obvious; glaring: flagrant error; disgraceful, egregious; notorious: a flagrant drug dealer
Not to be confused with:
fragrant – having a pleasing aroma; perfumed, aromatic: fragrant flowers

fla·grant

 (flā′grənt)
adj.
1. Conspicuously bad, offensive, or reprehensible: a flagrant miscarriage of justice. See Usage Note at blatant.
2. Obsolete Flaming; blazing.

[Latin flagrāns, flagrant-, present participle of flagrāre, to burn; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

fla′gran·cy, fla′grance n.
fla′grant·ly adv.
Synonyms: flagrant, glaring, gross, egregious, rank2
These adjectives refer to what is conspicuously bad or offensive. Flagrant applies to what is offensive to a serious or appalling degree: flagrant disregard for the law; a flagrant example of racial prejudice.
What is glaring is disturbingly or painfully obvious: a glaring error; glaring contradictions.
Gross suggests a magnitude of offense or failing that cannot be condoned or forgiven: gross ineptitude; gross injustice.
Something egregious is so offensive as to provoke outrage or condemnation: an egregious lie.
What is rank is highly offensive or repugnant: rank stupidity; rank treachery.

flagrant

(ˈfleɪɡrənt)
adj
1. openly outrageous
2. obsolete burning or blazing
[C15: from Latin flagrāre to blaze, burn]
ˈflagrancy, ˈflagrance, ˈflagrantness n
ˈflagrantly adv

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.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin flagrant-, s. of flagrāns, orig. present participle of flagrāre to burn]
fla′gran•cy, fla′grance, n.
fla′grant•ly, adv.
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.

flagrant

, blatant - Flagrant implies shocking and reprehensible, while blatant is obvious, contrived, and usually obnoxious; flagrant is a stronger term than blatant.
See also related terms for shocking.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.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"
conspicuous - obvious to the eye or mind; "a tower conspicuous at a great distance"; "wore conspicuous neckties"; "made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening"

flagrant

flagrant

adjective
Conspicuously bad or offensive:
Translations
صارِخ، فاضِح، واضِح
křiklavýzjevný
åbenlys
kirívó
augljós og hneykslanlegur
baisingumassiaubingumas
brēcošsdrausmīgskliedzošs
flagrant
apaçıkgün gibi ortada

flagrant

[ˈfleɪgrənt] ADJ [violation, breach, injustice] → flagrante
in flagrant defiance of the rulesen un acto de flagrante rebeldía contra las normas
with flagrant disregard for safety/the lawcon total desacato a las normas de seguridad/a la ley

flagrant

[ˈfleɪgrənt] adjflagrant(e)

flagrant

adjeklatant, krass; injustice, crime alsohimmelschreiend; breach, violationeklatant, flagrant (geh); disregard, defiance, affairunverhohlen, offenkundig

flagrant

[ˈfleɪgrnt] adjflagrante

flagrant

(ˈfleigrənt) adjective
(usually of something bad) very obvious; easily seen. flagrant injustice.
ˈflagrantly adverb
ˈflagrancy noun
References in classic literature ?
And just then there came a knock and a scurrying; the police, so lamentably absent from the Calton Hill, appeared upon the scene; and the party, taken FLAGRANTE DELICTO, with their glasses at their elbow, were seized, marched up to the police office, and all duly summoned to appear as witnesses in the consequent case against that arch-shebeener, Colette.
D'Artagnan proposed to himself to take them by surprise in flagrante delicto of wandering life, and to judge by the first appearance if he could count on them as trusty companions.
Cette exclusion flagrante ne peut etre acceptee sous aucun pretexte, puisqu'il s'agit d'une decision qui vise a renier un des acquis du discours historique royal d'Ajdir de 2001, qui a jete les bases de l'insertion de l'amazigh dans la vie publique, a-t-il dit.
Il a ajoute que l'agression israelienne contre la ville sainte et l'empechement de la liberte de culte constituent une violation flagrante des resolutions de l'ONU.
Intervention flagrante et choquante Les intervenants devaient egalement discuter de [beaucoup moins que]l'intervention flagrante du Conseil Consultatif dans le dossier des journaux nationaux[beaucoup plus grand que], intervention qu'ils jugent choquante puisque ne respectant pas l'independance et la particularite de ces instances.
Why shouldn't he spend his last years in delicto flagrante if that's his greatest pleasure?
But sex definitely is as The Tudors sets out to do for merrie olde England what Rome did for Italy with plenty of in flagrante delicto (as they say) to spice up the boring talk of international treaties.
No pocos de ellos han sido pillados in flagrante delicto, en presidencias municipales (hasta un homicida); gubernaturas, diputaciones federales y ronda el deslinde de responsabilidades penales a funcionarios que, con o sin las ordenes de Mart(h)a, favorecieron a los hijastros de Fox.
It alleges that a member of Spears' inner circle was threatening to release footage of the couple in flagrante.
Y como se trata de una flagrante violacion de nuestros derechos constitucionales, exigimos a los juzgadores que nos restituyan plenamente y de inmediato nuestros derechos, para hacer frente a esta farsa juridico-politica.
Spotting Dale Winton 'in flagrante' with BB's bi-babe Emma Greenwood is more likely than catching me in a bingo hall.
In that series, Verene caught amateur photographers flagrante delicto--as they snapped shots of nude women for their "camera clubs."