Definition of flagrant in English:


Line breaks: fla|grant
Pronunciation: /ˈfleɪɡr(ə)nt


(Of an action considered wrong or immoral) conspicuously or obviously offensive: a flagrant violation of the law
More example sentences
  • It was not a clear case of a flagrant breach of duty any more than it was an obviously hopeless claim.
  • Following an internal probe, 12 members of staff were sacked for flagrant breaches of hygiene rules.
  • It's a flagrant breach of the unwritten rules, but who's to stop her?
blatant, glaring, obvious, overt, evident, conspicuous;
naked, barefaced, shameless, brazen, audacious, brass-necked;
out and out, utter, complete;
outrageous, scandalous, shocking, disgraceful, reprehensible, dreadful, terrible;
gross, enormous, heinous, atrocious, monstrous, wicked, iniquitous, villainous
archaic arrant


late 15th century (in the sense 'blazing, resplendent'): from French, or from Latin flagrant- 'blazing', from the verb flagrare.



Pronunciation: /-ɡr(ə)nsi/
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  • For all his flagrancy, though, his jokes wouldn't be half as funny without the art.
  • They claimed, amongst other things, an inquiry as to damages including damages for flagrancy and alternatively an account of the profits.
  • To measure the flagrancy of this statement, imagine if the Commission had chosen to advocate against all crib use based on the occurrences of accidental strangulation, suffocation, or SIDS death associated with solitary sleep.


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  • They have a duty to act when federal law is being flagrantly and openly violated.
  • Instead those rights have been flagrantly breached.
  • It gets a good reaction even if the message is being flagrantly ignored.

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