Synonyms & Antonyms of blatant

1 engaging in or marked by loud and insistent cries especially of protest
  • a blatant clamor for the impeachment of the scandal-plagued governor

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How is the word blatant different from other adjectives like it?

Some common synonyms of blatant are boisterous, clamorous, obstreperous, strident, and vociferous. While all these words mean "so loud or insistent as to compel attention," blatant implies an offensive bellowing or insensitive loudness.

blatant rock music

a blatant clamor for impeachment

When is it sensible to use boisterous instead of blatant?

Although the words boisterous and blatant have much in common, boisterous suggests a noisiness and turbulence due to high spirits.

a boisterous crowd of party goers

When is clamorous a more appropriate choice than blatant?

The synonyms clamorous and blatant are sometimes interchangeable, but clamorous may imply insistency as well as vociferousness in demanding or protesting.

clamorous demands for prison reforms

When would obstreperous be a good substitute for blatant?

The words obstreperous and blatant can be used in similar contexts, but obstreperous suggests unruly and aggressive noisiness and resistance to restraint.

the obstreperous demonstrators were arrested

When might strident be a better fit than blatant?

The meanings of strident and blatant largely overlap; however, strident suggests harsh and discordant noise.

heard the strident cry of the crow

When could vociferous be used to replace blatant?

While in some cases nearly identical to blatant, vociferous implies a vehement shouting or calling out.

vociferous cries of protest and outrage

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The first known use of blatant was in 1596

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“Blatant.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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