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blatant

adjective uk   /ˈbleɪ.tənt/ us  
very obvious and intentional, when this is a bad thing: a blatant lie The whole episode was a blatant attempt to gain publicity.
blatantly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
It was blatantly obvious that she was telling a lie.
Translations of “blatant”
in Spanish descarado…
in French flagrant…
in German schreiend…
in Chinese (Traditional) 明目張膽的,公然的…
in Russian вопиющий…
in Turkish kaba, arsız, utanmaz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 明目张胆的,公然的…
in Polish ewidentny…
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