blatant

[bleyt-nt]
adjective
1.
brazenly obvious; flagrant: a blatant error in simple addition; a blatant lie.
2.
offensively noisy or loud; clamorous: blatant radios.
3.
tastelessly conspicuous: the blatant colors of the dress.

Origin:
coined by Spenser in 1596; compare Latin blatīre to babble, prate, blaterāre to talk foolishly, babble

blatancy, noun
blatantly, adverb

blatant, flagrant (see synonym study at flagrant).


1. unmistakable, overt, undeniable, obtrusive.


1. subtle, hidden, inconspicuous.
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blatant (ˈbleɪtənt)
 
adj
1.  glaringly conspicuous or obvious: a blatant lie
2.  offensively noticeable: blatant disregard for a person's feelings
3.  offensively noisy
 
[C16: coined by Edmund Spenser; probably influenced by Latin blatīre to babble; compare Middle Low German pladderen]
 
'blatancy
 
n
 
'blatantly
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

blatant
1596, in blatant beast, coined by Edmund Spenser in "The Faerie Queen" to describe a thousand-tongued monster representing slander; probably suggested by L. 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.
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Example sentences
The answer seemed obvious: blatant, pervasive patterns of gender segregation
  across the workforce.
Most striking about these conspiracy theorists is their blatant disregard for
  the obvious.
Readers with the right stuff will feel burned by this blatant exercise in
  self-promotion.
Web sites clamoring for traffic are resorting to blatant bribery.
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