- brazenly obvious; flagrant: a blatant error in simple addition; a blatant lie.
- offensively noisy or loud; clamorous: blatant radios.
- tastelessly conspicuous: the blatant colors of the dress.
Origin of blatant
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Examples from the Web for blatancy
His blatancy was arrested by the intonation of another hymn.Desert Dust
Edwin L. Sabin
The blatancy, the crassness of the daily prints revolted him.
I was perfectly conscious of the blatancy of the methods that achieved it.Your United States
His satisfaction found expression in blatancy and in actions that were thoroughly at odds with a man of his age.The Goose Man
It sounds like a diminished silk petticoat which has lost its blatancy, but retains its personality.Le Petit Nord
Anne Elizabeth Caldwell (MacClanahan) Grenfell and Katie Spalding
- glaringly conspicuous or obviousa blatant lie
- offensively noticeableblatant disregard for a person's feelings
- offensively noisy
Word Origin and History for blatancy
1596, in blatant beast, coined by Edmund Spenser in "The Faerie Queen" to describe a thousand-tongued monster representing slander; probably suggested by Latin blatire "to babble." It entered general use 1650s, as "noisy in an offensive and vulgar way;" the sense of "obvious, glaringly conspicuous" is from 1889. Related: Blatantly.