What does blatant mean?

Definitions for blatant
ˈbleɪt ntbla·tant

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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.

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. Lee Zeldin:

    We must reject the blatant anti-Semitics injected throughout BDS.

  2. Adam Schiff:

    I do not take a position on the proper prison term for Mr. Stone, but it would be a blatant abuse of power if President Trump has in fact intervened to reverse the recommendations of career prosecutors at the Department of Justice, doing so would send an unmistakable message that President Trump will protect those who lie to Congress to cover up his own misconduct, and that the attorney general will join him in that effort.

  3. Associated Press/GoFundMe/Facebook -RRB- Ramirez:

    Presuming the guilt of a young man found innocent by a jury of of his peers is the antithesis of standing for a fair criminal justice system, that JMU allowed this to take place on their official social media accounts, to say nothing of the blatant misinformation, is egregious.

  4. Eileen Lainez:

    This is a ridiculous attempt to shift the focus away from what is actually happening in eastern Ukraine, russia continues to supply lethal weapons, training and command and control support for armed separatists in eastern Ukraine, in blatant violation of Moscow's Minsk commitments and Ukraine's sovereignty.

  5. 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.

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  • 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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