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English definition of “blatant”


adjective     /ˈbleɪ.tənt/
describes something bad that is very obvious or intentional : a blatant lie The whole episode was a blatant attempt to gain publicity .Apparent and obviousVisible blatantly     /-li/ adverb It was blatantly obvious that she was telling a lie .Apparent and obviousVisible
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