fla·grant /ˈflegrənt ||ˈflæ-/
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.
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]