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EtymologyEdit

(1596) coined by Edmund Spenser ("blatant beast"). Probably a variation of *blatand (Scots blaitand (bleating)), present participle of blate, a variation of bleat, equivalent to blate +‎ -and. See bleat.

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  • enPR: blā'tənt, IPA(key): /ˈbleɪtənt/
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AdjectiveEdit

blatant (comparative more blatant, superlative most blatant)

  1. (archaic) Bellowing; disagreeably clamorous; sounding loudly and harshly.
  2. Obvious, on show; unashamed; loudly obtrusive or offensive.

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