bla·​tan·​cy ˈblā-tᵊn(t)-sē How to pronounce blatancy (audio)
plural blatancies
: the quality or state of being blatant
: something that is blatant

Examples of blatancy in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of blatancy was in 1610

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Cite this Entry

“Blatancy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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