blatant

adjective bla·tant \ ˈblā-tᵊnt \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of blatant

1 :noisy especially in a vulgar or offensive manner :clamorous
2 :completely obvious, conspicuous, or obtrusive especially in a crass or offensive manner :brazen
  • blatant disregard for the rules

blatantly

adverb

Examples of blatant in a Sentence

  1. Blatant racial and gender discrimination is just about over. —Gregg EsterbrookNew Republic20 Dec. 1999
  2. The surcharges are particularly galling … because they seem to amount to blatant double dipping. —John GreenwaldTime29 Nov. 1999
  3. He showed a blatant disregard for the safety of other drivers.

  4. a blatant clamor for the impeachment of the scandal-plagued governor

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Origin and Etymology of blatant

perhaps from Latin blatire to chatter

Synonym Discussion of blatant

vociferous, clamorous, blatant, strident, boisterous, obstreperous mean so loud or insistent as to compel attention. vociferous implies a vehement shouting or calling out.
    • vociferous cries of protest and outrage
clamorous may imply insistency as well as vociferousness in demanding or protesting.
    • clamorous demands for prison reforms
blatant implies an offensive bellowing or insensitive loudness.
    • blatant rock music
    • a blatant clamor for impeachment
strident suggests harsh and discordant noise.
    • heard the strident cry of the crow
boisterous suggests a noisiness and turbulence due to high spirits.
    • a boisterous crowd of party goers
obstreperous suggests unruly and aggressive noisiness and resistance to restraint.
    • the obstreperous demonstrators were arrested

BLATANT Defined for English Language Learners

blatant

adjective

Definition of blatant for English Language Learners

  • : very obvious and offensive


BLATANT Defined for Kids

blatant

adjective bla·tant \ ˈblā-tᵊnt \

Definition of blatant for Students

:completely obvious in a disagreeable way
  • a blatant lie


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