- 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 blatantly
The conservatives saw all of this as blatantly political activism.A Reminder: Our Justices are Politicians in Robes
November 13, 2014
Some were blatantly inferior, he said, at times with metal shavings and burrs in the threads.Patients Screwed in Spine Surgery ‘Scam’
The Center for Investigative Reporting
November 3, 2014
That Made in Chelsea has a story editor listed on its end credits is no surprise; it is blatantly set up.‘Made in Chelsea’ Has a New York Moment
August 19, 2014
In my descriptions of the encounter, I kept the focus on how I spluttered in the face of a blatantly sexist remark.Who Has the Right to Write About War?
Emily Gray Tedrowe
July 12, 2014
The pantheon of Sediuk pranks ranges from sneakily clever to blatantly rude.An Analysis of Vitalii Sediuk’s Pranks (He’s the Guy Who Touched Brad Pitt)
May 29, 2014
Worth even more therefore than what Bender so blatantly offers.The Outcry
Then we can go from one to another and not advertise our presence so blatantly.The Ranger Boys and the Border Smugglers
Claude A. Labelle
You said that if they could ever see you again it would make it too blatantly a fake.Adrienne Toner
Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Weiller and Norah were blatantly vulgar and intent on impressing their host.Anthony Trent, Master Criminal
At least she would not advertise the obvious horror of her own name so blatantly.The Vanity Girl
- glaringly conspicuous or obviousa blatant lie
- offensively noticeableblatant disregard for a person's feelings
- offensively noisy
Word Origin and History for blatantly
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.