Blatant



brazenly obvious; flagrant:
a blatant error in simple addition; a blatant lie.
offensively noisy or loud; clamorous:
blatant radios.
tastelessly conspicuous:
the blatant colors of the dress.
Contemporary Examples

Ann Patchett’s ‘State of Wonder’ and Other Twists on Classic Novels Caryn James December 6, 2011
Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s Belated Health-Care Conversion Matthew DeLuca February 21, 2012
As Authorities Crack Down, Activists Escape From Russia Anna Nemtsova December 24, 2012
Martin Luther King’s Nobel Speech Is an Often Ignored Masterpiece Malcolm Jones October 15, 2014
My Ordeal Reporting Sexism Truth Barbie Latza Nadeau April 17, 2011

Historical Examples

The Sick-a-Bed Lady Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
Viviette William J. Locke
Ainslee’s magazine, Volume 16, No. 3, October, 1905 Various
Cy Whittaker’s Place Joseph C. Lincoln
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 68, No. 417, July, 1850 Various

adjective
glaringly conspicuous or obvious: a blatant lie
offensively noticeable: blatant disregard for a person’s feelings
offensively noisy
adj.

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