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In the very act of wrongdoing, especially in an act of sexual misconduct.‘he had been caught in flagrante with the wife of the association's treasurer’
by surprise, unexpectedly, without warning, suddenly, abruptly, unprepared, off-guard, coldView synonyms
- ‘The photo at left is me, in flagrante delicto.’
- ‘Peter is so convincing that even if he were caught in flagrante he would have a perfectly plausible explanation.’
Late 18th century: Latin, literally in blazing crime.
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