AskDefine | Define flagrant

Dictionary Definition

flagrant 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" [syn: crying(a), egregious, glaring, gross, rank]

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English

Pronunciation

  • /ˈfleɪ.grənt/, /"fleI.gr@nt/

Etymology 1

From flagrantem, present participle of flagro

Adjective

  1. Obvious and offensive, blatant, scandalous
    • 1740, David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature
      It is certain, therefore, that in all our notions of morals we never entertain such an absurdity as that of passive obedience, but make allowances for resistance in the more flagrant instances of tyranny and oppression.
  2. On fire, flaming.
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Translations
obvious and offensive
  • French: flagrant
  • Polish: rażący
  • Swedish: flagrant

Etymology 2

From fragrans, participle of fragro
Adjective
  1. fragrant

French

Etymology

From flagrantem (present participle of flagrare.)

Adjective

flagrant
  1. flagrant
    Cette fois-ci, je vous y prends en plein flagrant délit.

Extensive Definition

Obvious may refer to:

Music

Songs named "Obvious"

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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