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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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 
  --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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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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