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flagrant

adjective uk   /ˈfleɪ.ɡrənt/ us  
(of a bad action, situation, person, etc.) shocking because of being so obvious: a flagrant misuse of funds/privilege a flagrant breach of trust a flagrant disregard for the law
flagrantly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
The organization flagrantly promotes the use of violence.
Translations of “flagrant”
in Spanish flagrante…
in French flagrant…
in German offenkundig…
in Chinese (Traditional) 駭人聽聞的,公然的, 罪惡昭彰的…
in Russian вопиющий, возмутительный…
in Turkish kastî, ahlaksız, usulsüz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 骇人听闻的,公然的, 罪恶昭彰的…
in Polish rażący…
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