: completely obvious, conspicuous, or obtrusive especially in a crass or offensive manner : brazen <blatant disregard for the rules>
— bla·tant·ly adverb
Examples of BLATANT
- He showed a blatant disregard for the safety of other drivers.
- <a blatant clamor for the impeachment of the scandal-plagued governor>
- Blatant racial and gender discrimination is just about over. —Gregg Esterbrook, New Republic, 20 Dec. 1999
- The surcharges are particularly galling … because they seem to amount to blatant double dipping. —John Greenwald, Time, 29 Nov. 1999
Origin of BLATANT
perhaps from Latin blatire
First Known Use: 1596
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