Flagrant vs Excessive - What's the difference?

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Flagrant is a related term of excessive.


As adjectives the difference between flagrant and excessive

is that flagrant is obvious and offensive, blatant, scandalous or flagrant can be (obsolete) while excessive is exceeding the usual bounds of something; extravagant; immoderate.

flagrant

English

Alternative forms

* flagraunt (qualifier)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) flagrant, from (etyl) flagrantem, present participle of . More at (l).

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • 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 flagrant instances of tyranny and oppression.
  • (archaic) On fire, flaming.
  • Synonyms
    * (obvious and offensive) blatant, glaring * (on fire) burning, flaming

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete)
  • ----

    excessive

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Exceeding the usual bounds of something; extravagant; immoderate.
  • "I personally consider putting a wide vibrato on a single 16th triplet note at 160 beats per minute rather excessive , nay even stupid."

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * insufficient * deficient

    Derived terms

    * excessive number