adjective bla·tant \ˈblā-tənt\

: very obvious and offensive

Full Definition of BLATANT

:  noisy especially in a vulgar or offensive manner :  clamorous
:  completely obvious, conspicuous, or obtrusive especially in a crass or offensive manner :  brazen <blatant disregard for the rules>
bla·tant·ly adverb

Examples of BLATANT

  1. Blatant racial and gender discrimination is just about over. —Gregg Esterbrook, New Republic, 20 Dec. 1999

Origin of BLATANT

perhaps from Latin blatire to chatter
First Known Use: 1596

Synonym Discussion of BLATANT

vociferous, clamorous, blatant, strident, boisterous, obstreperous mean so loud or insistent as to compel attention. vociferous implies a vehement shouting or calling out <vociferous cries of protest and outrage>. clamorous may imply insistency as well as vociferousness in demanding or protesting <clamorous demands for prison reforms>. blatant implies an offensive bellowing or insensitive loudness <blatant rock music> <a blatant clamor for impeachment>. strident suggests harsh and discordant noise <heard the strident cry of the crow>. boisterous suggests a noisiness and turbulence due to high spirits <a boisterous crowd of party goers>. obstreperous suggests unruly and aggressive noisiness and resistance to restraint <the obstreperous demonstrators were arrested>.

Rhymes with BLATANT

BLATANT Defined for Kids


adjective bla·tant \ˈblā-tənt\

Definition of BLATANT for Kids

:  completely obvious in a disagreeable way <a blatant lie>


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