Definition of blatant in English:


Syllabification: bla·tant
Pronunciation: /ˈblātnt




Pronunciation: /ˈblātnsē/
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  • Given the various attempts, with increasing blatancy, to cook the upcoming election, I am reminded of an old comment on elections.
  • He sees the weakness of the administration as being in its blatancy, yet this is testimony only to its strength.
  • One thing that could be a bit off-putting is that he uses a great deal of harsh language and blatancy, which can often be offensive.


late 16th century: perhaps an alteration of Scots blatand 'bleating' It was first used by Spenser as an epithet for a thousand-tongued monster produced by Cerberus and Chimera, a symbol of calumny, which he called the blatant beast. It was subsequently used to mean 'clamorous, offensive to the ear', first of people (mid 17th century), later of things (late 18th century); the sense 'obtrusive to the eye, unashamedly conspicuous' arose in the late 19th century.

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