blatant :


The classic meaning of “blatant” is “noisily conspicuous,” but it has long been extended to any objectionable obviousness. A person engaging in blatant behavior is usually behaving in a highly objectionable manner, being brazen. Unfortunately, many people nowadays think that “blatant” simply means “obvious” and use it in a positive sense, as in “Kim wrote a blatantly brilliant paper.” Use “blatant” or “blatantly” only when you think the people you are talking about should be ashamed of themselves.

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  • s  without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious
    blatant disregard of the law
    a blatant appeal to vanity
  • s  conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry
    blatant radios
News & Articles

  • Time for Mugabe to go
      The violent, mismanaged and tyrannical rule of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe must end. As the opposition parties in the country unite to dig their heels in bracing to defend against another example of the blatant and rampant corruption that has engulfed Mugabe’s reign , which has lasted more than ...
    June 14, 2013 - Foreign Policy Blogs
  • Discrimination Still Exists
    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.
    June 13, 2013 - FOX Business
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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.
    June 13, 2013 - The North Coast Journal