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Old 12-13-2012, 07:12 PM   #345
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Offensive, shocking and scandalous may imply intent, but obviously words have ranges of meanings.

And the meanings I selected to quote bear out the interpretation I suggest.

I decided to leave out of the meanings I quoted the more usual meanings that you have quoted.

You still have no legal definition of flagrant; only a set of synonyms.



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Originally Posted by dcdoorknob View Post
It is not just me who seems to think that.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/flagrant

"shockingly noticeable or evident; obvious; glaring: a flagrant error."

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...itish/flagrant

"(of a bad action, situation, person, etc.) shocking because of being so obvious"

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/flagrant
"Obvious and offensive, blatant, scandalous"


None of these mention intent. You did find a different definition that mentions the appearance of intent. However, the word can certainly be used to mean simply surprisingly clear and obvious. To argue otherwise would be to argue that the above definitions are all flat out wrong. You are of course free to do that. I am of course free to think it is you who are wrong instead.

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