blatant ADJECTIVE open and unashamed; flagrant.
DERIVATIVES blatancy noun blatantly adverb.
ORIGIN first used by the poet Edmund Spenser in blatant beast to describe a thousand-tongued monster, then in the sense «clamorous»: perhaps from Scots blatand «bleating».

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  • blatantly — adverb In a blatant manner; so as to be highly visible or obvious. Although he was blatantly on drugs, the crowd still cheered him. Syn: glaringly See Also: blatant …   Wiktionary

  • blatantly — adverb in a blatant manner they blatantly violated the laws • Derived from adjective: ↑blatant …   Useful english dictionary

  • blatantly — adverb see blatant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • blatantly — adv. in a loud manner; in an obtrusive manner, conspicuously …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blatantly — bla·tant·ly …   English syllables

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