blatant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj blatant conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry "blatant radios","a clamorous uproar","strident demands","a vociferous mob"
    • adj blatant without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious "blatant disregard of the law","a blatant appeal to vanity","a blazing indiscretion"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Blatant Bellowing, as a calf; bawling; brawling; clamoring; disagreeably clamorous; sounding loudly and harshly. "Harsh and blatant tone.""A monster, which the blatant beast men call.""Glory, that blatant word, which haunts some military minds like the bray of the trumpet."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • blatant Bellowing; bawling; noisy; loud-talking or loud-sounding.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Blatant blāt′ant noisy, clamorous, loud
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Quotations

  • Jean Rostand
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    “It is sometimes well for a blatant error to draw attention to overmodest truths.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Bleat
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. a coinage of Spenser.

Usage

In literature:

No: I shall have to give the point a more thorough study before I become a blatant apostle.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
The blatant noises of Comanche grew as they drew nearer.
"Claim Number One" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
My friend, I think, abhors blatant uxoriousness.
"An Ocean Tramp" by William McFee
Miss Matilda was blatantly good, an intolerant virtue that accounted for multitudes of sins in other people.
"His Lordship's Leopard" by David Dwight Wells
It would be too blatant.
"Frigid Fracas" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Possibly their blatant claim to originality.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
The interruptions were plentiful, and the talk blatant.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 92, June, 1865" by Various
The room was characterless, but finely and generously proportioned, and not so blatantly new as the rest of the colonel's house still looked.
"The Wishing Moon" by Louise Elizabeth Dutton
The vestal silence remained unbroken by the stridulous clarinet and the blatant trombones.
"The Galaxy, Volume 23, No. 2, February, 1877" by Various
The Swede laughed again his blatant laugh, full of a kind of false courage and defiance.
"The Monster and Other Stories" by Stephen Crane
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In poetry:

None of the hold and blatant sin
The disregard of pain,
The glorious deeds of sacrefice
which follow in wars train.
"Peace -- November 11, 1918" by General George S Patton Jnr
For that which we call folly here,
Is wisdom in that favoured sphere;
The wisdom we so highly prize
Is blatant folly in their eyes.
"My Dream" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Next they who had first enthroned it,
And blatantly hymned its fame,
Now, curdling their smiles, disowned it,
And secretly schemed its shame.
"A Snow-White Lily" by Alfred Austin
A blatant bugle tears my afternoons.
Out clump the clumsy Tommies by platoons,
Trying to keep in step with rag-time tunes,
But I sit still; I've done my drill.
"The Calls [unfinished]" by Wilfred Owen
The night is wild with rain and sleet.
Each loose-warped casement claps and groans.
I hear the plangent forest beat
The tempest with long blatant moans
As of despair, defeat.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part V" by Madison Julius Cawein
You, blatant coward that you are,
Upon the helpless vent your spite.
Suppose you ply your trade on me;
Come, monkey with this bard, and see
How I'll repay your bark with bite!
"To A Bully" by Eugene Field

In news:

It can hardly be disputed — although it is so often blatantly denied in our representative democracy — that "Freedom of Choice" should be the most precious of all the freedoms desired by free men.
It's so different, so loud and coarse, so blatantly partisan from the over-the-air TV news of my increasingly distant formative years.
Items on this list were fabrications, insinuations, suppositions and blatant falsehoods.
His failure to notice the massive encroachment by Chicago's Marco Pappa during the penalty kick taken by teammate Sebastian Grazzini against Dallas was so obvious, so blatant, that it really does look utterly inexcusable.
Members of the committee said the company had so blatantly crossed the line from compounding to manufacturing that the F.D.A.
The way the article was written undoubtedly shows blatant incompetence at structuring logical arguments.
Have we tolerated blatant blown calls in baseball for too long USA TODAY's Michael McCarthy says yes.
Calls for Assad to step down are "blatant interference " in Syrian domestic affairs.
The Knoxville buffet boasts a marvelous selection of manly casseroles, covering the spectrum from single to married and from BFFs to blatant objects of affection.
I saw them up ahead, blatantly assessing the border traffic coming into Mexico, four older teens who looked tough enough to leave alone and a couple of hombres in their 20s who looked even rougher.
Besides their catchy 16s, multifaceted passions and penchant for style, it's blatant the fellas on Kanye West's roster (and its leading lady, Teyana) are easy on the eyes.
"What you want to do is make sure ( officials ) are handling all duties and that includes the microphone," Anderson explained, stopping short of staying whether officials are fined for blatant goofs.
Yes, it's blatantly attempting to capitalize on the suc.
Though not as blatant as it once was, a new study shows that gender discrimination is still a major problem in academia.
Penney has pulled a TV commercial after conservative watchdogs One Million Moms called the ad "blatantly disrespectful to all women," and urged readers to call the retailer.
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In science:

Many of the mathematical statements are made with a blatant disregard for mathematical precision.
Quantum Field Theory and Representation Theory: A Sketch
The probabilities specified for this model are grounded in a blatantly incomplete description of the two-particle state.
Local Causality and Completeness: Bell vs. Jarrett
As discussed in detail by these authors, there are many considerations which support this hypothesis, the most blatant one being that bipolar outflows are observed around virtually all accreting ob jects in the Universe: stars, black holes and galaxies.
Jet-regulated cooling catastrophe
We note that the discrepancy would be even more blatant had we used WMAP 5 year parameters (Dunkley et al. 2009) since the Universal baryon fraction goes up to 18% for this cosmology.
Jet-regulated cooling catastrophe
But it comes along with the danger of vagueness, if not blatant vacuous phraseology (especially when physicists express their views).
Is realism compatible with true randomness ?
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