Examples of blatant in a Sentence
- Blatant racial and gender discrimination is just about over. —Gregg Esterbrook, New Republic, 20 Dec. 1999
- The surcharges are particularly galling … because they seem to amount to blatant double dipping. —John Greenwald, Time, 29 Nov. 1999
He showed a blatant disregard for the safety of other drivers.
a blatant clamor for the impeachment of the scandal-plagued governor
Recent Examples of blatant from the Web
Burfict was suspended three games for that one, a blatant, brutal cheap shot that cost the Steelers their best player for the ensuing game against the Denver Broncos.
This saga is not to be confused with the Franklin of Stockton football scandal from last decade with the blatant import of out-of-country transfers, nor was there any hazing of players that sullied the Napa program in recent years.
The horrific events that occurred in Charlottesville, VA last weekend were a blatant reminder of how far America has not come.
In other words, the deck is stacked on purpose, yet neither the Constitution nor the relevant federal statutes (such as Title IX itself) permit that kind of blatant bias.
And the reason the oppressor stays in their position is because of denial and blatant domination over thoughts and feelings, and quite frankly: brainwashing.
Not sure what's worse: the voice given to the writer's blatant bias or the media's acceptance as being fair.
While human bias and cognitive dissonance are nothing new, the council’s blatant disregard for any viewpoint or data that contradict their preconceived worldview is astounding.
Saturday mornings will feature No Soul Train—a dance show that highlights white people’s blatant disregard for downbeats.
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Origin and Etymology of blatant
First Known Use: 1596See Words from the same year
Synonymsvociferous, caterwauling, clamant, clamorous, obstreperous, squawking, vociferant, vociferating, yawping (or yauping), yowling
Related Wordsclangorous, dinning, discordant, noisy; loudmouthed, outspoken, vocal; boisterous, rackety, raucous, robustious, rowdy, uproarious; cacophonous, dissonant, earsplitting, grating, shrill, strident; blaring, blustering, booming, brassy, brazen
Near Antonymsnoiseless, quiet, silent, soundless, still; calm, hushed, subdued
Synonym Discussion of blatant
- vociferous cries of protest and outrage
- clamorous demands for prison reforms
- blatant rock music
- a blatant clamor for impeachment
- heard the strident cry of the crow
- a boisterous crowd of party goers
- the obstreperous demonstrators were arrested
BLATANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of blatant for English Language Learners
: very obvious and offensive
BLATANT Defined for Kids
Definition of blatant for Students
- a blatant lie
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