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Definition obvious — often without any attempt to hide bad behavior
  • She demonstrated blatant disregard of the rules.
blatant = (of bad behavior) obvious  without any attempt at hiding it
  • It was a blatant appeal to vanity.
  • They showed blatant disregard for international law.
  • blatant = obvious (without any attempt at hiding it)
  • He was not always that blatant, though.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • blatant = obvious — often without any attempt to hide bad behavior
  • By dusk, the still summer air itself seemed to be quivering with anticipation, and as darkness spread like a curtain over the thousands of waiting wizards, the last vestiges of pretence disappeared: the Ministry seemed to have bowed to the inevitable and stopped fighting the signs of blatant magic now breaking out everywhere.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • blatant = obvious and without any attempt to hide it
  • For instance, if you have been avoiding me so blatantly for months, wouldn't I want to know the reason?
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • blatantly = obviously
  • Often they were exaggerated, or blatant lies, but it was a way of bringing body and soul back together, or a way of making new bodies for the souls to inhabit.
    Tim O'Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • blatant = obvious
  • Scarlett thought for an instant that if she had not flirted so blatantly with Stuart at that political speaking a year ago, he might have married India long ere this.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • blatantly = obviously
  • "I don't know what's a more conspicuous form of bad discipline," said Wynand, throwing his hat down on a table by the door, "to blurt things right out or to ignore them blatantly."
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • blatantly = obviously (without any attempt to pretend otherwise)
  • A blatant lie—
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • blatant = obvious and without any attempt at hiding it
  • He undoubtedly felt it poor payment that the village should so blatantly disregard his candidate for one of its more important offices, especially since he regarded himself as the intellectual superior of most of the people around him.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • blatantly = obviously
  • Scipio eventually intervened, but the incident pointed up the ease with which routine interactions could get out of hand, and also to his mind showed the need for the authority figures in Clarkston to take a more forgiving approach to situations that arose out of misunderstandings as opposed to blatant disregard for the law.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • blatant = obvious and without any attempt to hide it
  • The phrase not only clearly states the Illuminati objective, but it also blatantly contradicts the phrase beside it.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • blatantly = in an obvious manner
  • Oh, I know he's a good fellow—you needn't frown—an excellent fellow, and I always mean to see more of him; but a hide-bound pedant for all that; an ignorant, blatant pedant.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • blatant = (of bad behavior) obvious without any attempt at hiding it
  • There's a special kind of subtlety in being as blatant as he's been.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • blatant = obvious
  • They were strident and blatant—and, in essence, lifelessly mild.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • blatant = obvious
  • It was so childishly blatant, thought Rearden, so helplessly crude: the hint and the insult, offered together.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • blatant = obvious
  • "My dear, I'm at your disposal, I'd do anything to help you," he answered, the rules of their language requiring that any open statement be answered by a blatant lie.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • blatant = obvious
  • Liesel was exercising the blatant right of every person who's ever belonged to a family. It's all very well for such a person to whine and moan and criticize other family members, but they won't let anyone else do it.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • blatant = obvious and without apology
  • The story on the front page announced that upon taking over the San Sebastian Mines, the government of the People's State of Mexico had discovered that they were worthless-blatantly, totally, hopelessly worthless.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
blatantly = obviously

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