- The definition of blatant is to be very forward, loud or conspicuous.
A man wearing a wedding ring telling a woman he's not married is an example of a blatant lie.
blatant definition by Webster's New World
- disagreeably loud or boisterous; clamorous
- glaringly conspicuous or obtrusive: blatant ignorance
Origin: coined by Edmund Spenser, probably ; from Classical Latin blaterare, to babble, or eastern; English dialect, dialectal blate, to bellow
- blatantly adverb
blatant definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Unpleasantly loud and noisy: “There are those who find the trombones blatant and the triangle silly, but both add effective color” (Musical Heritage Review). See Synonyms at vociferous.
- Usage Problem Totally or offensively conspicuous or obtrusive: a blatant lie.
Origin: From Latin blatīre, to blab (on the model of words such as rampant).
- blaˈtan·cy noun
- blaˈtant·ly adverb