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flagrantly

[ fley-gruhnt ]SEE DEFINITION OF flagrantly

Synonyms for flagrantly

  • blatantly
  • brazenly
  • candidly
  • face to face
  • forthrightly
  • fully
  • honestly
  • plainly
  • publicly
  • readily
  • simply
  • unabashedly
  • unashamedly
  • willingly
  • aboveboard
  • artlessly
  • frankly
  • in broad daylight
  • in full view
  • in public
  • in the open
  • ingenuously
  • naively
  • naturally
  • shamelessly
  • straight
  • under one's nose
  • unhesitatingly
  • unreservedly
  • wantonly
  • warts and all
  • without pretense
  • without reserve
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Antonyms for flagrantly

  • incompletely
  • secretly
  • shamefully
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLAGRANTLY

Just then, too, when the law had been so flagrantly outraged, its dignity must be asserted.

What he was doing was flagrantly unlawful unless he charged her with some offence.

If so, how was it possible for them to be so flagrantly inconsistent and unjust?

If her mother was excellent and common she was not common—not at least flagrantly so—and perhaps also not excellent.

There was something in it that made it flagrantly insulting.

He had a native wife, but he was flagrantly unfaithful to her.

And—I hate to say so—but she treated him a little too flagrantly.

Some of the things he did were simply ridiculous and some were flagrantly impudent.

Randall uses it flagrantly, the rest of us as a matter of course, all except Knudsen.

"They flagrantly call attention to betting on the races," he replied.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, "resplendent," from Latin flagrantem (nominative flagrans) "burning, blazing, glowing," figuratively "glowing with passion, eager, vehement," present participle of flagrare "to burn, blaze, glow" from Latin root *flag-, corresponding to PIE *bhleg- "to shine, flash, burn" (cf. Greek phlegein "to burn, scorch," Latin fulgere "to shine"), from root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn" (see bleach (v.)). Sense of "glaringly offensive" first recorded 1706, probably from common legalese phrase in flagrante delicto "red-handed," literally "with the crime still blazing." Related: Flagrantly.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FLAGRANTLY

openly

adverbhonestly
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