bla·​tan·​cy | \ ˈblā-tᵊn(t)-sē How to pronounce blatancy (audio) \
plural blatancies

Definition of blatancy

1 : the quality or state of being blatant
2 : something that is blatant

Examples of blatancy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That said, the Red Sox remained put off by the blatancy of the foul ball., ", to reach 200 strikeouts, the Red Sox remained vexed by their conduct. Indeed, that befuddlement appeared to grow with the claim by Rangers manager," 28 Sep. 2019 The blatancy of this white supremacist, anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant — all of this stuff is, in my lifetime as an American citizen, fairly new. Gabe Friedman,, "A decade after release of ‘Inglourious Basterds’ has its legacy changed?," 13 Aug. 2019 Donald Trump has brought blatancy to the presidency. Joseph Epstein, WSJ, "If Trump Were a Poet, He’d Be Rudyard Kipling," 26 Dec. 2018 Let’s Make Out’ New wave structure meets punk blatancy and 21st-century gender fluency in this opening salvo from Dream Wife, a London art-school trio with an Icelandic singer-screamer, Rakel Mjöll. Jon Pareles, New York Times, "The Playlist: Drake Preps for a Return, and 12 More New Songs," 26 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of blatancy

1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Blatancy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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