blatant Definition

done openly and unashamedly; obvious.

Using blatant: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "blatant" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He showed a blatant disregard for the rules.

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    The company's blatant attempt to deceive its customers was met with widespread outrage.

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    Her blatant lies were quickly exposed.

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    The politician's blatant corruption was finally brought to light.

blatant Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for blatant

Phrases with blatant

  • advertising that is very obvious and intrusive, often in a way that is annoying or offensive


    I hate it when websites use blatant advertising to try and sell me things.

  • sexism that is very obvious and explicit, often in a way that is offensive or harmful


    The company's policy of paying men more than women for the same job is a blatant example of sexism.

  • a complete lack of respect or concern for something, often in a way that is obvious or offensive


    His blatant disregard for the safety of others was shocking.

Origins of blatant

from Latin 'blatire', meaning 'to babble'


Summary: blatant in Brief

The term 'blatant' [ˈbleɪtnt] refers to something that is done openly and unashamedly, often in an obvious manner. It can be used to describe anything from advertising to sexism, as in 'blatant advertising' or 'blatant sexism.' 'Blatant' is synonymous with 'flagrant' and 'glaring,' and antonyms include 'subtle' and 'hidden.'

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