blatant blatant  /b ˈleɪ tənt/


  1. (adj) without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious
  2. (adj) conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry


  1. Disallowing citizens to move from one place to another is a blatant misuse of power.
  2. The story that the election has been rigged is a blatant lie and needs to be rejected with all the force at our command.
  3. A judge recently overturned a previous conviction of a alleged murderer, ruling that the prosecutors had relied on blatant perjury by key witnesses.


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    Elaborating on her op-ed piece in this week's issue, Journal Publisher Judy Hodgson took to the airwaves this afternoon, telling KHUM's Mike Dronkers that the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors' recent vote to replace the guiding principles in the general plan update was "one of the more blatant power grabs that I've seen in all my years watching the Board of Supervisors.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The North Coast Journal

  2. Discrimination Still Exists in Housing in More Subtle Ways

    A recent government study shows a decline in blatant racial discrimination in the housing sector, more subtle discrimination persists with minorities finding out about and being shown fewer available listings.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: FOX Business

  3. Housing discrimination persists in U.S. in more subtle ways, HUD report says

    A new report finds that although blatant racial prejudice in real estate is declining, subtle forms persist.”
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Washington Post


  1. "Millions of people worldwide saw it was a blatant double hand ball, not to mention a double offside," Ahern said. "We should put the powers that be in the cozy world of FIFA on the spot and demand a replay."
    on Nov 19, 2009 By: Dermot Ahern Source: New York Times

  2. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky called the new regulations a "blatant power grab by the administration and the EPA."
    on Jun 11, 2010 By: Mitch McConnell Source:

  3. "The blatant actions of First American and eAppraiseIT have contributed to the growing foreclosure crisis and turmoil in the housing market. By allowing Washington Mutual to hand-pick appraisers who inflated values, First American helped set the...
    on Nov 1, 2007 By: Andrew Cuomo Source: Boston Herald

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