When you do something blatantly, you do it obviously, without trying to hide it. You might blatantly lie to your boss if you don't care about getting in trouble.

  • Pronunciation: /'bleitəntli /
  • English Description: in a blatant manner
  • Chinese Translation: 公然地(gong1 ran2 de)
  • Spanish Translation: descaradamente
  • STORY: Something done or said blatantly is bold and shameless. You might be doing something bad, but if you're doing it blatantly you're not worried about repercussions. In 1596, the poet Edmund Spenser invented the word blatant, using it to describe a slanderous beast. In the 1600s blatantly meant offensively loud, and by the late 1800s it had its current meaning of "conspicuously, obviously." A similar word is flagrantly, but you'd use it to mean "shockingly," whileblatantly is closer to "obnoxiously."


  • But the second trailer blatantly gave away the film’s core plot twist.
  • “But we’ll continue to bring lawsuits against cities and counties that insist on keeping these blatantly illegal practices alive.”

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