flagrant

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From Middle French flagrant, from Latin flagrantem, present participle of flagrare (blaze, burn). More at black.

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flagrant (comparative more flagrant, superlative most flagrant)

  1. Obvious and offensive, blatant, scandalous
    • 1740, David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature
      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.
  2. (archaic) On fire, flaming.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin frāgrans, participle of frāgrō

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flagrant (comparative more flagrant, superlative most flagrant)

  1. (obsolete) Common misspelling of fragrant.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin flagrantem (present participle of flagrare.)

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  • IPA(key): /fla.ɡʁɑ̃/
  • Homophone: flagrant

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flagrant m (feminine flagrante, masculine plural flagrants, feminine plural flagrantes)

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

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flāgrant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of flāgrō