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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BLATANCY

His blatancy was arrested by the intonation of another hymn.

The blatancy, the crassness of the daily prints revolted him.

I was perfectly conscious of the blatancy of the methods that achieved it.

His satisfaction found expression in blatancy and in actions that were thoroughly at odds with a man of his age.

It sounds like a diminished silk petticoat which has lost its blatancy, but retains its personality.

It is a pathetic compromise between the quaint reality of the old and the blatancy of the new.

It was the blatancy of the business, not any evil quality inherent in it, which had offended him.

WORD ORIGIN

1596, in blatant beast, coined by Edmund Spenser in "The Faerie Queen" to describe a thousand-tongued monster representing slander; probably suggested by Latin blatire "to babble." It entered general use 1650s, as "noisy in an offensive and vulgar way;" the sense of "obvious, glaringly conspicuous" is from 1889. Related: Blatantly.

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