blatant

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Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*bʰleh₁-

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

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blatant ‎(comparative more blatant, superlative most blatant)

  1. Bellowing, as a calf; bawling; brawling; clamoring; disagreeably clamorous; sounding loudly and harshly.
  2. Obvious, on show.

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