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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Flagrant


FLA'GRANT, adjective [Latin flagrans, from flagro, to burn; Gr.]

1. Burning; ardent; eager; as flagrant desires.

2. Glowing; red; flushed.

See Sapho, at her toilet's greasy task,

Then issuing flagrant to an evening mask.

3. Red; inflamed.

The beadle's lash still flagrant on their back.

[The foregoing senses are unusual.]

4. Flaming in notice; glaring; notorious; enormous; as a flagrant crime.