[ bleyt-nt ]
/ ˈbleɪt nt /


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

coined by Spenser in 1596; compare Latin blatīre to babble, prate, blaterāre to talk foolishly, babble

Related forms

bla·tan·cy, nounbla·tant·ly, adverb

Can be confused

blatant flagrant (see synonym study at flagrant) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for blatantly


/ (ˈbleɪtənt) /


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

Derived Forms

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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