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[kley-muh nt, klam-uh nt] /ˈkleɪ mənt, ˈklæm ənt/
clamorous; noisy.
compelling or pressing; urgent:
a clamant need for reform.
Origin of clamant
1630-40; < Latin clāmant- (stem of clāmāns, present participle of clāmāre to shout), equivalent to clām- (see claim) + -ant- -ant
Related forms
clamantly, adverb Unabridged
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  • There was clamant need for reform in every department of the State.

    Andrew Melville William Morison
  • Moreover the drawing was not clamant with noisy daubs to attract the attention.

    Aliens William McFee
  • It is necessary to my argument to emphasise that sex love is one of the clamant dominating forces of the world.

  • Ere concluding, however, bear with me for a minute or two longer, while I shortly speak of one clamant subject—viz.

  • He, and He only, will interpret each generation to itself, and will meet its clamant needs.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture

    Alexander Maclaren
  • And then high up in the firmamental darkness we heard the clamant cries of some great, passing birds.

    Sixes and Sevens

    O. Henry
  • There was instant and clamant disapproval, each one of us urging an unquestionable claim to the guardianship of the orphan Menace.

  • Yet the Conservative Opposition, led by Mr. Disraeli, made no attempt to resist it; the case for legislation was too clamant.

    Sixty Years a Queen

    Sir Herbert Maxwell
  • When, at last, he was unanswered by the peacocks in the cypress alley, his clamant voice no longer tore the silence.

    Green Fire Fiona Macleod
  • We pressed through the clamant multitude until we had reached the middle of the square.

    The Strolling Saint Raphael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for clamant


calling urgently
Word Origin
C17: from Latin clāmāns, from clāmāre to shout
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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