blatant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined by Edmund Spenser in 1596 (“blatant beast”). Probably a variation of *blatand (Scots blaitand (bleating)), present participle of blate, a variation of bleat, equivalent to blate +‎ -and. See bleat.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbleɪtənt/, enPR: blā'tənt
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Adjective[edit]

blatant (comparative more blatant, superlative most blatant)

  1. Obvious, on show; unashamed; loudly obtrusive or offensive.
    Synonyms: ostentatious; see also Thesaurus:gaudy, Thesaurus:obvious
    Antonym: furtive
  2. (archaic) Bellowing; disagreeably clamorous; sounding loudly and harshly.

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