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flagrant

adjective

Synonym Discussion of flagrant

flagrant, glaring, gross, rank mean conspicuously bad or objectionable. flagrant applies usually to offenses or errors so bad that they can neither escape notice nor be condoned.
    • flagrant abuse of the office of president
glaring implies painful or damaging obtrusiveness of something that is conspicuously wrong, faulty, or improper.
    • glaring errors
gross implies the exceeding of reasonable or excusable limits.
    • gross carelessness
rank applies to what is openly and extremely objectionable and utterly condemned.
    • rank heresy


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