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[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.
coined by Spenser in 1596; compare Latin blatīre to babble, prate, blaterāre to talk foolishly, babble
Related forms
blatancy, noun
blatantly, adverb
Can be confused
blatant, flagrant (see synonym study at flagrant)
1. unmistakable, overt, undeniable, obtrusive.
1. subtle, hidden, inconspicuous. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for blatantly


glaringly conspicuous or obvious: a blatant lie
offensively noticeable: blatant disregard for a person's feelings
offensively noisy
Derived Forms
blatancy, noun
blatantly, adverb
Word Origin
C16: coined by Edmund Spenser; probably influenced by Latin blatīre to babble; compare Middle Low German pladderen
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Word Origin and History for blatantly



1596, in blatant beast, coined by Edmund Spenser in "The Faerie Queen" to describe a thousand-tongued monster representing slander; probably suggested by Latin blatire "to babble." It entered general use 1650s, as "noisy in an offensive and vulgar way;" the sense of "obvious, glaringly conspicuous" is from 1889. Related: Blatantly.

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