- 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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Related Wordsoutright, overt, flagrant, conspicuous, unabashed, glaring, shameless, vulgar, strident, arrant, bald, barefaced, brassy, clear, crying, flashy, garish, gaudy, impudent, loud
Examples from the Web for blatant
A blatant case of interrogators asking leading questions is that of David Vasquez.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities
December 16, 2014
Besides the blatant silliness of it all, it does raise some questions—and not about sex.The UK’s War on Porn: ‘Proof That Men Making These Rules Do Not See Women as Equals’
December 6, 2014
According to Haselberger, the archdiocese ignored not only blatant secular crimes, but obvious canonical crimes as well.How Sicko Priests Got Away With It
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 16, 2014
True, it is grounded in the realities of a fight against a sort of blatant segregation that no longer exists.Martin Luther King’s Nobel Speech Is an Often Ignored Masterpiece
October 16, 2014
When Nicki Minaj released her “Anaconda” music video, the blatant booty was meant to spark a conversation.Jennifer Lopez’s Objectifying ‘Booty’ Video Makes It Official: We’ve Reached Booty Exhaustion
September 19, 2014
Banstead's blatant folly had been enough to set any man in a rage.Viviette
William J. Locke
How about the blatant person who had declared HE could have gotten the appropriation?Cy Whittaker's Place
Joseph C. Lincoln
Its voice was not the trumpeting of the disreputable goddess we all know—not blatant—not brazen.Lord Jim
It can hurt no one but himself if he is blatant, ignorant, contemptuous.The Soul of a People
Women are all alike––all human––all susceptible to sheer, blatant flattery.Rope
- glaringly conspicuous or obviousa blatant lie
- offensively noticeableblatant disregard for a person's feelings
- offensively noisy
Word Origin and History for blatant
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.