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blatant

[ bleyt-nt ]
/ ˈbleɪt nt /
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adjective

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.

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Origin of blatant

Coined by Edmund Spenser in 1596; compare Latin blatīre “to babble, prate,” blaterāre “to talk foolishly, babble”

OTHER WORDS FROM blatant

bla·tan·cy, nounbla·tant·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH blatant

blatant , flagrant
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British Dictionary definitions for blatant

blatant
/ (ˈbleɪtənt) /

adjective

glaringly conspicuous or obviousa blatant lie
offensively noticeableblatant disregard for a person's feelings
offensively noisy

Derived forms of blatant

blatancy, nounblatantly, adverb

Word Origin for blatant

C16: coined by Edmund Spenser; probably influenced by Latin blatīre to babble; compare Middle Low German pladderen
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