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flagrant

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Definition obviously and outrageously bad (in the sense of violating what is normally considered proper)
  • It was a flagrant foul.
flagrant = obviously and outrageously bad (in the sense of violating what is normally considered proper)
  • flagrant violation of human rights
  • I longed all at once to insult them all in a most flagrant manner and then go away.
    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor  --  Notes from the Underground
  • It was a dreadful picture of ingratitude and inhumanity; and Anne felt, at some moments, that no flagrant open crime could have been worse.
    Austen, Jane  --  Persuasion
  • When an actress takes off her clothes onscreen but a nursing mother is told to leave, what message do we send about the roles of women? In some ways we're as committed to the old madonna-whore dichotomy as ever. And the madonna stays home, feeding the baby behind the blinds, a vestige of those days when for a lady to venture out was a flagrant act of public exposure.
    Anna Quindlen
  • Do you think I am deceived as to the flagrant impropriety of my conduct?
    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor  --  The Idiot
  • Harding feared there had been at least very flagrant indiscretion.
    Austen, Jane  --  Mansfield Park
  • Once Tom made such a flagrant foul-out that the judges barred him from the finals.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • flagrant = obviously and outrageously bad
  • Then she doesn't know that I flagrantly disregarded orders, ripped out my earpiece, and gave my bodyguards the slip?
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • flagrantly = in a manner that was obviously and outrageously bad
  • ...whacking the beleaguered men of the Flying Squadron with flagrant abandon.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • flagrant = obvious and unacceptably bad
  • It's kind of flagrant.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • flagrant = obviously and outrageously bad
  • There you sit, sir, as if you had an unlimited capacity of assimilating the flagrant article
    Dickens, Charles  --  Our Mutual Friend
  • It was as though, stumbling upon himself from the outside, he had suddenly caught himself out, taken himself flagrantly at fault.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Harding) for his advice; Mr. Harding feared there had been at least very flagrant indiscretion.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • The general bade him say what he pleased, but not to expect pardon for his flagrant offence.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Drizzt realized that Kessell, in his arrogant disregard for the dangers growing around him, was making a flagrant mistake.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • How flagrantly, sensually, it reverberated before the altar when she said, "With my body I thee worship."
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • He was afraid of her, lest she should too flagrantly give herself away before the other girls.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • It was a dreadful picture of ingratitude and inhumanity; and Anne felt, at some moments, that no flagrant open crime could have been worse.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • She smiled and smiled, and we met; but it was all done in a silence by this time flagrantly ominous.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw

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