Adjective "flagrant" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of an action considered wrong or immoral) conspicuously or obviously offensive.
  1. 'And it results in the most flagrant violations in the administration of justice.'
  2. 'It was obvious by the flagrant manner in which they were speaking and the discord their steps and words caused.'
  3. 'It's a flagrant breach of the unwritten rules, but who's to stop her?'
  4. 'He is someone that shows flagrant disregard for the orders.'
  5. 'She should not be allowed to feel that she is in control or that she is getting away with her flagrant breach of her obligations.'
  6. 'There were a few police around, but they were ignoring flagrant breaches of the law.'
  7. 'It is this flagrant disregard for human rights and international laws which so angers the Arab people.'
  8. 'Yet they were persecuted and locked up in flagrant disregard of their human rights.'
  9. 'Such flagrant breach of its own regulations does not bode well for a euro constitution.'
  10. 'Following an internal probe, 12 members of staff were sacked for flagrant breaches of hygiene rules.'


1. shockingly noticeable or evident; obvious; glaring: a flagrant error.

2. notorious; scandalous: a flagrant crime; a flagrant offender.

3. Archaic. blazing, burning, or glowing.

More examples(as adjective)

"aggressions can be flagrant to norms."

"aggressions can be flagrant to laws."

"violations can be flagrant."

"interferences can be flagrant."

"aggressions can be flagrant."

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Late 15th century (in the sense ‘blazing, resplendent’): from French, or from Latin flagrant- ‘blazing’, from the verb flagrare.