from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Conspicuously bad, offensive, or reprehensible: a flagrant miscarriage of justice; flagrant cases of wrongdoing at the highest levels of government. See Usage Note at blatant.
- adj. Obsolete Flaming; blazing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Obvious and offensive, blatant, scandalous
- adj. On fire, flaming.
- adj. Common misspelling of fragrant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Flaming; inflamed; glowing; burning; ardent.
- adj. Actually in preparation, execution, or performance; carried on hotly; raging.
- adj. Flaming into notice; notorious; enormous; heinous; glaringly wicked.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Burning; blazing; hence, shining; glorious.
- Hence Ardent; eager.
- Raging; in action; actually in progress.
- Glaring; notorious; scandalous: as, a flagrant crime: rarely used of persons.
- Synonyms Wicked, Heinous, etc. see atrocious.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
Latin flagrāns, flagrant-, present participle of flagrāre, to burn; see bhel-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin flagrantem, present participle of flagrō ("blaze, burn"). More at black. (Wiktionary)
From Latin frāgrans, participle of frāgrō (Wiktionary)