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
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On first glance such a statement might seem like a blatant provocation, an invitation to the kind of verbal sparring for which Reed himself was infamous.
Corker had trouble justifying himself and explaining away a blatant conflict of interest.
Marshall was not only a notorious racist, but also blatant and unapologetic in his feelings toward blacks.
Is there a kind of German complicity or reflexive softness involving Russia that permits Moscow’s blatant (and strategic) lying without anything resembling serious retaliation?
The Wakefield case is a blockbuster, an example of blatant and protracted malfeasance.
Sometimes the state of publishing demands that black storytellers turn their pens toward subjects that are palatable to white audiences, or to make blatant, overt political statements that keep them on the race beat.
Sometimes the message is blatant, as when China punished Norway economically for awarding a Nobel peace prize to a Chinese pro-democracy activist.
The feds also claimed that at least one unnamed Louisville coach knew about this blatant violation of NCAA rules.
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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
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