blatant

adjective
bla·​tant | \ ˈblā-tᵊnt How to pronounce blatant (audio) \

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

Other Words from blatant

blatantly adverb

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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

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 on the Web But the barbarity was too blatant, and witnessed by too many people. Time, 14 Apr. 2022 Whether that fragile cloth holds together today, in the face of blatant defiance of election results and the rule of law, depends on our respect for every strand in the weave. New York Times, 15 Nov. 2021 This blatant Democratic power play would inspire more partisan bitterness—and further erode voter faith in elections. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 13 Mar. 2021 Big banks never fail to show blatant disregard for the businesses that keep them functional. orlandosentinel.com, 25 Mar. 2022 The course helps distinguish typical adolescent ways of dealing with stress — slamming doors, crying, bursts of anger — from warning signs of mental distress, which can be blatant or subtle. Jocelyn Gecker, ajc, 4 Apr. 2022 Yet with the weight room at the tournament, the level of disrespect was just so blatant. Sedona Prince, USA TODAY, 16 Mar. 2022 But the allusion to the Zodiac is blatant; Reeves noted in previous interviews that the Zodiac killer was an inspiration. Ryan Parker, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Mar. 2022 The blatant promotion of transgenderism has infiltrated schools without parental consent and at the expense of academic learning. Keri D. Ingraham, National Review, 22 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of blatant

1596, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for blatant

perhaps from Latin blatire to chatter

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13 May 2022

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“Blatant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blatant. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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blatant

adjective
bla·​tant | \ ˈblā-tᵊnt How to pronounce blatant (audio) \

Kids Definition of blatant

: completely obvious in a disagreeable way a blatant lie

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