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flagrant Explained

flagrant at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


flagrant at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1500, "resplendent," from L. flagrantem (nom. flagrans) "burning," prp. of flagrare "to burn," from L. root *flag-, corresponding to PIE *bhleg- (cf. Gk. phlegein "to burn, scorch," O.E. bl?ic "black"). Sense of "glaringly offensive" first recorded 1706, probably from common legalese phrase in flagrante delicto "red-handed," lit. "with the crime still blazing." ///

flagrant at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1400-1500; Language: Latin; Origin: flagrare 'to burn']// a flagrant action is shocking because it is done in a way that is easily noticed and shows no respect for laws, truth etc// flagrant abuse/violation/breach etc // --flagrant violations of human rights// --a flagrant disregard for the law// -- flagrantly adv //

flagrant at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

247 Moby Thesaurus words for "flagrant":
abject, ablaze, abominable, absolute, afire, aflame, aflicker,
aglow, alight, ardent, arrant, atrocious, audacious, awful, bad,
barefaced, base, beastly, beggarly, beneath contempt, black,
blamable, blameworthy, blatant, blazing, bold, brazen, brazenfaced,
brutal, burning, candent, candescent, capital, cheesy, classical,
colorful, comburent, complete, conflagrant, conspicuous,
consummate, contemptible, contemptuous, crass, criminal, crude,
cruel, crummy, damnable, dark, debased, decided, defiant,
definitive, degraded, deplorable, depraved, despicable, detestable,
dire, dirty, disgraceful, disgusting, downright, dreadful,
egregious, enormous, evil, execrable, exhibitionistic, extravagant,
fetid, filthy, flagitious, flaming, flaring, flaunting, flickering,
forward, foul, fulsome, fuming, garish, gaudy, glaring, glowing,
gorgeous, grave, grievous, gross, guttering, hanging out, hateful,
heinous, horrible, horrid, ignescent, ignited, immodest, improper,
in a blaze, in a glow, in flames, in relief, in the foreground,
incandescent, inconsiderate, infamous, inflamed, iniquitous,
intolerable, kindled, knavish, lamentable, little, live, living,
loathsome, loud, lousy, low, low-down, lumpen, lurid, mangy, mean,
measly, meretricious, miserable, monstrous, nasty, naughty,
nefarious, noisome, notable, noticeable, notorious, obnoxious,
obtrusive, obvious, odious, offensive, on fire, open, ostensible,
out-and-out, outrageous, outright, outstanding, paltry, peccant,
perfect, petty, pitiable, pitiful, poky, poor, positive, precious,
profound, prominent, pronounced, proper, rank, reeking,
regrettable, regular, reprehensible, reprobate, reptilian,
repulsive, rotten, sad, salient, scabby, scandalous, schlock,
scintillant, scintillating, scornful, screaming, scrubby, scruffy,
scummy, scurvy, sensational, shabby, shameful, shameless,
shattering, shocking, shoddy, sinful, small, smoking, smoldering,
sordid, sparking, spectacular, squalid, staring, stark,
stark-staring, sticking out, striking, superlative, surpassing,
tawdry, terrible, the veriest, thorough, thoroughgoing, too bad,
total, treacherous, unabashed, unashamed, unbearable, unblushing,
unclean, unconscionable, undeniable, unembarrassed, unequivocal,
unextinguished, unforgivable, unmentionable, unmitigated, unmodest,
unpardonable, unqualified, unquenched, unrelieved, unspeakable,
unspoiled, unworthy, utter, vicious, vile, villainous, vulgar,
wicked, woeful, worst, worthless, wretched, wrong

flagrant at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Manifestation): manifest, apparent, salient, striking, demonstrative, prominent, in the foreground, notable, pronounced, flagrant, notorious, public, distinct, conspicuous, visible, obvious, evident, unmistakable, indubitable, palpable, self-evident, intelligible, plain, clear, patent.

flagrant at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(of an action) shocking because it is done in a very obvious way and shows no respect for people, laws, etc:
a flagrant abuse of human rights * a flagrant breach of copyright * He showed a flagrant disregard for anyone else's feelings.
flagrantly adverb:
The plane flagrantly violated a UN no-fly zone.

Flagrant at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Flagrant \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.

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}.

flagrant at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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}]

flagrant at English (WD) Of Explained:

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Alternative forms

* flagraunt Inter: qualifier » obsolete|rare


* Inter: a » UK|US Inter: IPA » /ˈfleɪ.ɡɹənt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"\@nt/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-flagrant.ogg|Audio (US)

    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » flagrantem|lang=la, present participle of Inter: term » flagro|flagrō|blaze, burn|lang=la. More at Inter: l » en|black.


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • Obvious and offensive, blatant, scandalous
    1. 1740, David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature
    2. : 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.
    3. Inter: archai » c On fire, flaming.
      * Inter: sense » obvious and offensive blatant, glaring

  • Inter: sense » on fire burning, flaming
    Related terms
    * in flagrante delicto
    Inter: trans-top » obvious and offensive
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|явен|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » bg|очебиен|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » bg|скандален|sc=Cyrl
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|räikeä, Inter: t- » fi|huutava, Inter: t- » fi|ilmiselvä
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|flagrant
  • Polish: rażący {{m}}

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|вопиющий|tr=vopijúščij|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|чудовищный|tr=čudóviščnyj|sc=Cyrl
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|flagrante
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|flagrant

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Etymology 2

    From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » fragrans|frāgrans|lang=la, participle of Inter: term » fragro|frāgrō|smell, reeklang=la


    Inter: en-ad » j
  • Inter: obsolet » e Inter: misspelling of » fragrant

  • French


    From Inter: etyl » la|fr flagrantem (present participle of flagrare.)


    * Inter: IPA » /fla.ɡʁɑ̃/|lang=fr
    • Inter: homophones » flagrant|lang=fr


      Inter: fr-ad » j

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

      Derived terms

      * flagramment



    Inter: la-verb-form » flāgrant
  • Inter: conjugation of » flagro|flāgrō|3|p|pres|act|ind|lang=la

  • Translation: et » flagrant
    Translation: el » flagrant
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    Translation: fr » flagrant
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    Translation: ml » flagrant
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