Etymology: From flagrantem (present participle of flagrare.)
- obvious and offensive, blatant, scandalous
- 1740, David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature
- :It is certain, therefore, that in all our notions of morals we never entertain such an absurdity as that of passive obedience, but make allowances for resistance in the more instances of tyranny and oppression.
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