- The definition of flagrant is something that is obviously wrong or offensive in some way.
An example of flagrant defiance is when you are told you cannot have one cookie and you immediately and defiantly go and take three right in front of the person who said no.
flagrant definition by Webster's New World
- glaringly bad; notorious; outrageous
- Archaic flaming; blazing
Origin: Classical Latin flagrans, present participle of flagrare, to flame, blaze ; from Indo-European base an unverified form bhleg-, to shine, burn from source black
- flagrantly adverb
flagrant definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Conspicuously bad, offensive, or reprehensible: a flagrant miscarriage of justice; flagrant cases of wrongdoing at the highest levels of government. See Usage Note at blatant.
- Obsolete Flaming; blazing.
Origin: Latin flagrāns, flagrant-, present participle of flagrāre, to burn; see bhel-1 in Indo-European roots.
- flaˈgran·cy, flaˈgrance noun
- flaˈgrant·ly adverb