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blatant

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adjective bla·tant \ˈblā-tənt\

Simple Definition of blatant

  • : very obvious and offensive

Full Definition of blatant

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

  2. 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. Blatant racial and gender discrimination is just about over. —Gregg Esterbrook, New Republic, 20 Dec. 1999

  2. The surcharges are particularly galling … because they seem to amount to blatant double dipping. —John Greenwald, Time, 29 Nov. 1999

  3. He showed a blatant disregard for the safety of other drivers.

  4. <a blatant clamor for the impeachment of the scandal-plagued governor>



Origin of blatant

perhaps from Latin blatire to chatter


First Known Use: 1596

Synonym Discussion of blatant

vociferous, clamorous, blatant, strident, boisterous, obstreperous mean so loud or insistent as to compel attention. vociferous implies a vehement shouting or calling out <vociferous cries of protest and outrage>. clamorous may imply insistency as well as vociferousness in demanding or protesting <clamorous demands for prison reforms>. blatant implies an offensive bellowing or insensitive loudness <blatant rock music> <a blatant clamor for impeachment>. strident suggests harsh and discordant noise <heard the strident cry of the crow>. boisterous suggests a noisiness and turbulence due to high spirits <a boisterous crowd of party goers>. obstreperous suggests unruly and aggressive noisiness and resistance to restraint <the obstreperous demonstrators were arrested>.

Rhymes with blatant


BLATANT Defined for Kids

blatant

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adjective bla·tant \ˈblā-tənt\

Definition of blatant

  1. :  completely obvious in a disagreeable way <a blatant lie>





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