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blatantly Syllabification: blatantly
Pronunciation: /ˈblāt(ə)ntlē/

Definition of blatantly in English:


1In an open and unashamed manner: yet another space show that blatantly disregarded scientific fact [as submodifier]: he found her remarks blatantly racist
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  • The actors try to add some extra sleaziness to the proceedings by adopting slang expressions and more blatantly cold-hearted attitudes.
  • I received a lot of email from readers about his blatantly false and recklessly unresearched claims.
  • How can we expect children to learn and exhibit good grammar when our president has such issues with it and is blatantly unapologetic about it?
1.1In a completely obvious and unsubtle way: it’s blatently her first kiss
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  • This semifinal game was so blatantly one-sided that the electronic scoreboard stopped two runs shy of the final score (1-18).
  • When the ball was eventually recycled, two home defenders were blatantly offside.
  • Passwords are often written on post-it notes and hidden under a keyboard or blatantly attached to the monitor.

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