fla·​gran·​cy ˈflā-grən(t)-sē How to pronounce flagrancy (audio)
 also  ˈfla-
: the quality or state of being flagrant

Examples of flagrancy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While most of the world thinks this is a rockstar gimmick, his flagrancy irks the other undead, who plot to kill him. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 18 Oct. 2022 For the flagrancy of the Fairouz sins, the café’s managers would have been detained, questioned, and punished. Graeme Wood, The Atlantic, 3 Mar. 2022 The disclosure also shines a bare lightbulb on the flagrancy (and, in some cases, stupidity) of the unfaithful. Marcia Desanctis, Town & Country, 14 Feb. 2013

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Word History

First Known Use

1599, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flagrancy was in 1599

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“Flagrancy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flagrancy. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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