Fla"grant (?), a. [L. flagrans, -antis, p.pr. of flagrate to burn, akin to Gr. : cf. F. flagrant. Cf. Flame, Phlox.]

1.

Flaming; inflamed; glowing; burning; ardent.

The beadle's lash still flagrant on their back. Prior.

A young man yet flagrant from the lash of the executioner or the beadle. De Quincey.

Flagrant desires and affections. Hooker.

2.

Actually in preparation, execution, or performance; carried on hotly; raging.

A war the most powerful of the native tribes was flagrant. Palfrey.

3.

Flaming into notice; notorious; enormous; heinous; glaringly wicked.

Syn. -- Atrocious; flagitious; glaring. See Atrocious.

 

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