[kley-muh nt, klam-uh nt]


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 formscla·mant·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for clamant

blatant, dire, imperative, pressing, urgent

Examples from the Web for clamant

Historical Examples of clamant

  • 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.


    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.

British Dictionary definitions for clamant



calling urgently

Word Origin for clamant

C17: from Latin clāmāns, from clāmāre to shout
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