When his passion should subside, would he not perceive the flagrancy of his injustice, and hasten to atone for it?
But it seems to me a strange and dangerous thing to infer a man's innocence merely from the flagrancy of his guilt.
And yet how often have the ludicrousness and the flagrancy been repeated, with far less temptation!
The flagrancy of crime which brought about a political revolution five years ago exists today as it did then.
The young wife perceived that it would be impossible to arouse him to any just realization of the flagrancy of his fault.
The principal cause of the Reformation was the general corruption of the Church and the flagrancy of its oppression.
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.