blatant


bla·tant

adjective \ˈblā-tənt\

: very obvious and offensive

Full Definition of BLATANT

1
:  noisy especially in a vulgar or offensive manner :  clamorous
2
:  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

  1. He showed a blatant disregard for the safety of other drivers.
  2. <a blatant clamor for the impeachment of the scandal-plagued governor>
  3. Blatant racial and gender discrimination is just about over. —Gregg Esterbrook, New Republic, 20 Dec. 1999

Origin of BLATANT

perhaps from Latin blatire to chatter
First Known Use: 1596

Rhymes with BLATANT

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