- 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.
- disagreeably loud or boisterous; clamorous
- glaringly conspicuous or obtrusive: blatant ignorance
Origin of blatantcoined by Edmund Spenser, probably ; from Classical Latin blaterare, to babble, or eastern; English dialect, dialectal blate, to bellow
- Usage Problem Totally or offensively conspicuous or obtrusive: a blatant lie.
- 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.
Origin of blatantFrom Latin blatīre, to blab (on the model of words such as rampant).
(comparative more blatant, superlative most blatant)
- (obvious): furtive