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English Dictionary: flagrant by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. 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"
    Synonym(s): crying(a), egregious, flagrant, glaring, gross, rank
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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}.
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