AskDefine | Define blatant

Dictionary Definition

blatant adj
1 without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious; "open disregard of the law"; "open family strife"; "open hostility"; "a blatant appeal to vanity"; "a blazing indiscretion" [syn: blazing, conspicuous, open]
2 conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry; "blatant radios"; "a clamorous uproar"; "strident demands"; "a vociferous mob" [syn: clamant, clamorous, strident, vociferous]

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English

Etymology

See “bleat

Pronunciation

  • , /ˈbleɪtənt/, /"bleIt@nt/

Adjective

  1. Bellowing, as a calf; bawling; brawling; clamoring; disagreeably clamorous; sounding loudly and harshly.
  2. Obvious, on show
    Harsh and blatant tone. - Richard Henry Dana.
    A monster, which the blatant beast men call. - Edmund Spenser.
    Glory, that blatant word, which haunts some military minds like the bray of the trumpet. - Washington Irving.

Antonyms

Translations

bellowing, as a calf; bawling; brawling; clamoring; disagreeably clamorous
  • Finnish: häpeämätön, räikeä, julkea
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