Word of the Day: Flagrant

fla-grant / flā-grənt


1. obviously bad, shocking, egregious
The flagrant disregard in the courtroom of elementary standards of proper conduct should not and cannot be tolerated. 
Hugo Black, 1886 – 1971

2. (obsolete) blazing or burning
Lust of power is the most flagrant of all the passions. 
Tacitus, 56 – 117 

From flagrans, flagrantis, the present active participle of the Latin verb flagro, flagrare, flagravi, flagratum (burn, blaze, glow).
Thank you to Allen Ward for providing this etymology.