flagrant | flagrantly

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flagrant - obvious

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‘Flagrant’ refers to an action, situation, or person’s behaviour which is shocking due to its clear lack of concern or care for the rules or others. Not to be confused with the similar-looking and sounding word ‘fragrant’, which refers to a pleasant smell.

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  1. The invasion of that country was a flagrant violation of international law.

  2. The local council must be held to account for the way they flagrantly misuse public funds.

  3. Leaking that story to the press was a flagrant breach of trust that cannot go unpunished.

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