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Definitions for blatant
ˈbleɪt ntbla·tant

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word blatant.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blatant, blazing, conspicuousadjective

    without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious

    "blatant disregard of the law"; "a blatant appeal to vanity"; "a blazing indiscretion"

  2. blatant, clamant, clamorous, strident, vociferousadjective

    conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry

    "blatant radios"; "a clamorous uproar"; "strident demands"; "a vociferous mob"


  1. blatantadjective

    Bellowing, as a calf; bawling; brawling; clamoring; disagreeably clamorous; sounding loudly and harshly.

  2. blatantadjective

    Obvious, on show

  3. Etymology: (1596) coined by Edmund Spenser ("blatant beast"). Probably a variation of *blatand (blaitand), present participle of blate, a variation of bleat. See bleat.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Blatantadjective

    Bellowing as a calf.

    Etymology: blatttant, Fr.

    You learn’d this language from the blatant beast. Dryden.


  1. blatant

    Blatant is defined as something unpleasant or offensive that is very obvious or conspicuous. It often refers to actions, statements or behaviors that are done openly, shamelessly, or in an undisguised and boldly manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blatantadjective

    bellowing, as a calf; bawling; brawling; clamoring; disagreeably clamorous; sounding loudly and harshly

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Blatant

    blāt′ant, adj. noisy, clamorous, loud.—adv. Blat′antly. [Prob. a coinage of Spenser.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blatant in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blatant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of blatant in a Sentence

  1. Mia Khalifa:

    I’m not Muslim, and no I couldn't say no to it, it was a clever plot aside from the blatant sacrilege.

  2. John Kerry:

    This is a very blatant land grab and it is in direct contravention to the Minsk Agreement that they signed up to.

  3. Jim Lewis:

    The North Koreans are probably tickled pink, nobody has ever done anything this blatant in terms of political manipulation. This is a new high.

  4. Chuck Aaron:

    He started telling us that he was going to have the police waiting when we landed because we were being hostile, it was blatant disrespect. I couldn't just sit there and not say something.

  5. Angela Merkel:

    The G7 and former G8 group has always viewed itself as a community of values, the annexation of Crimea, which is a blatant violation of the principles of international law, and the events in eastern Ukraine are serious violations of these common values.

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Translations for blatant

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • صارخArabic
  • очевиден, явен, шумен, вопиющ, кресливBulgarian
  • offensichtlich, eklatant, krass, himmelschreiendGerman
  • malpacigaEsperanto
  • ostensible, flagrante, obvio, descarado, evidenteSpanish
  • julkea, räikeä, häpeämätönFinnish
  • clair, flagrantFrench
  • zajosHungarian
  • appariscente, fragoroso, vistoso, macroscopico, assordante, chiassoso, gigantescoItalian
  • גַסHebrew
  • openlijk, klinkklaar, schaamteloosDutch
  • evidente, óbvio, gritantePortuguese
  • явный, вопиющий, крикливый, вульгарный, очевидныйRussian
  • upadljiv, flagrantan, napadanSerbo-Croatian
  • uppenbarSwedish
  • โจ่งแจ้งThai

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