One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In a conspicuously or obviously offensive way.‘authorities are flagrantly violating the law by refusing to comply’
- ‘But aren't they being severely penalized for repeatedly and flagrantly breaking the law?’
- ‘I stepped away for a moment and an elderly comic started flagrantly flirting with my date.’
- ‘The offender flagrantly abused his position of trust.’
- ‘As long as they don't flagrantly violate good taste, magazines should run whatever ads are proffered.’
- ‘But in a group, one is supposed to suppress rather than flagrantly display personal expressivity.’
- ‘There are many scented varieties among the more flagrantly fragrant bulbs traditionally known for fragrance, such as hyacinths.’
- ‘DVD copyright law is one of the most flagrantly abused regulatory frameworks in the world.’
- ‘So flagrantly derivative are its set-pieces that it is a struggle to find anything original in the film at all.’
- ‘The case system of classical Latin, as absorbed into educated early medieval usage, is frequently and flagrantly violated.’
- ‘Day in and day out, he violates welfare laws and flagrantly violates building codes and regulations.’
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