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Meaning of FLAGRANT

Pronunciation:  'fleygrunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  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"
 

FLAGRANT is a 8 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: conspicuous, crying(a), egregious, glaring, gross, obvious, rank
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fla"grant\, a. [L. flagrans, -antis, p. pr. of
flagrate to burn, akin to Gr. ?: cf. F. flagrant. Cf.
{Flame}, {Phlox}.]
1. Flaming; inflamed; glowing; burning; ardent.

         The beadle's lash still flagrant on their back.
                                               --Prior.

         A young man yet flagrant from the lash of the
         executioner or the beadle.            --De Quincey.

         Flagrant desires and affections.      --Hooker.

2. Actually in preparation, execution, or performance;
   carried on hotly; raging.

         A war the most powerful of the native tribes was
         flagrant.                             --Palfrey.

3. Flaming into notice; notorious; enormous; heinous;
   glaringly wicked.

Syn: Atrocious; flagitious; glaring. See {Atrocious}.

 
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