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 blat&imacron;re, to blab (on the model of words such as rampant).
(comparative more blatant, superlative most blatant)
- (obvious): furtive