blatant


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bla·tant

 (blāt′nt)
adj.
1. Usage Problem Totally or offensively conspicuous or obtrusive: a blatant lie.
2. Unpleasantly loud and noisy: "There are those who find the trombones blatant and the triangle silly, but both add effective color" (Musical Heritage Review). See Synonyms at vociferous.

[From Latin blatīre, to blab (on the model of words such as rampant).]

bla′tan·cy n.
bla′tant·ly adv.
Usage Note: Blatant and flagrant both attribute conspicuousness and offensiveness to certain acts, but the words differ in emphasis. Blatant means "offensively conspicuous," and thus emphasizes the actor's failure to conceal the act. Flagrant, on the other hand, means "conspicuously offensive," and emphasizes the serious wrongdoing inherent in the offense. Thus many actions, from an infraction of the rules in a football game to a violation of human rights, may be blatant or flagrant, depending on what is being emphasized. If the act is committed with contempt for public scrutiny, it is blatant. If the act seems extreme in its violation of norms, it is flagrant. · Blatant and (to a much lesser extent) flagrant are sometimes used as synonyms of obvious, in contexts where there is no immediate connection to human behavior, as in What surprised us was that they went ahead with the idea in spite of the blatant danger of the approach. This usage has traditionally been considered an error, and it is not surprising, therefore, that most of the Usage Panel dislikes it. In our 2004 survey, only 42 percent accepted the sentence just listed.

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]
ˈblatancy n
ˈblatantly adv

bla•tant

(ˈbleɪt nt)

adj.
1. brazenly obvious: a blatant error.
2. offensively loud.
3. tastelessly conspicuous.
[coined by Spenser in 1596; compare Latin blatīre to babble, prate]
bla′tan•cy, n.
bla′tant•ly, adv.
flagrant, blatant - Flagrant implies shocking and reprehensible, while blatant is obvious, contrived, and usually obnoxious; flagrant is a stronger term than blatant.
See also related terms for shocking.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.blatant - without any attempt at concealmentblatant - without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious; "blatant disregard of the law"; "a blatant appeal to vanity"; "a blazing indiscretion"
unconcealed - not concealed or hidden; "her unconcealed hostility poisoned the atmosphere"; "watched with unconcealed curiosity"
2.blatant - conspicuously and offensively loudblatant - conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry; "blatant radios"; "a clamorous uproar"; "strident demands"; "a vociferous mob"
noisy - full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds; "a noisy cafeteria"; "a small noisy dog"

blatant

blatant

adjective
1. Offensively loud and insistent:
Informal: loudmouthed.
2. Characterized by or done without shame:
Informal: brassy.
Translations
صَارِخفاضِحٌ، صارِخٌ
bezostyšnýnestoudnýočividný
åbenlysutilsløret
räikeähäpeämätönjulkea
očit
augljós; óskammfeilinn
露骨な
뻔한
akivaizdžiaibegėdiškaiįžūliai
acīmredzamskliedzošsuzkrītošs
uppenbar
ชัดแจ้ง
apaçıkaşikâr
rõ ràng

blatant

[ˈbleɪtənt] ADJ [injustice, lie] → flagrante; [bully, coward, thief, liar] → descarado
he's not only racist, but he's blatant about itno sólo es un racista sino que además no lo disimula
he was quite blatant about cheating in the examcopió en el examen con todo descaro or sin ningún disimulo

blatant

[ˈbleɪtənt] adj [discrimination, attempt, lie] → flagrant(e)

blatant

adj (= very obvious)offensichtlich; injustice, lie, lack alsoeklatant; errorkrass, eklatant; liar, social climberunverfroren; colourschreiend; disregardoffen, unverhohlen; there’s no need (for you) to be quite so blatant about it (in talking) → Sie brauchen das nicht so herumzuposaunen (inf); (in doing sth) → Sie brauchen das nicht so deutlich zu tun

blatant

[ˈbleɪtnt] adjsfacciato/a

blatant

(ˈbleitənt) adjective
very obvious; shameless. a blatant lie; blatant disrespect.
ˈblatantly adverb

blatant

صَارِخ očividný åbenlys offensichtlich κραυγαλέος descarado räikeä flagrant očit sfacciato 露骨な 뻔한 overduidelijk grov bezczelny descarado вопиющий uppenbar ชัดแจ้ง apaçık rõ ràng 公然的
References in classic literature ?
You must have observed, gentlemen," said he, "an ignorant and a blatant ass, with a rasping throat and a countenance expressive of low malignity, who went through - I will not say sustained - the role (if I may use a French expression) of Claudius King of Denmark.
O, I know he's a good fellow--you needn't frown--an excellent fellow, and I always mean to see more of him; but a hide-bound pedant for all that; an ignorant, blatant pedant.
The blatant soldier often convulsed whole files by his biting sarcasms aimed at the tall one.
With all that dressing-up, and stagy-entrances and exits, and being always en evidence, no wonder if they're eaten up with vanity, the blatant little coxcombs
It came upon him nearer now, quite as one of those expanding fantastic images projected by the magic lantern of childhood; for the stranger, whoever he might be, evil, odious, blatant, vulgar, had advanced as for aggression, and he knew himself give ground.
And you find some woman, coarse and low and vulgar, some beastly creature in whom all the horror of sex is blatant, and you fall upon her like a wild animal.
They both had a vulgar facetiousness which tickled her simple sense of humour, and a certain coarseness of nature; but what took her perhaps was the blatant sexuality which was their most marked characteristic.
Well, in a way that is in the public interest; you will admit that yourself, and after all one cannot overlook a blatant fact.
There is a blatant bumptiousness about a steam launch that has the knack of rousing every evil instinct in my nature, and I yearn for the good old days, when you could go about and tell people what you thought of them with a hatchet and a bow and arrows.
One of those very blatant idiots whose blundering is costing the country millions of money and thousands of brave men, has still enough authority to treat our reports as o much waste paper.
It was different from the dance- hall piano-banging and blatant brass bands he had heard.
London died away in draggled taverns and dreary scrubs, and then was unaccountably born again in blazing high streets and blatant hotels.