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., 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,, 13 Aug. 2019 Donald Trump has brought blatancy to the presidency. Joseph Epstein, WSJ, 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, 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 18 Aug. 2022.

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