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  • n. The state or quality of being blatant

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Blatant quality.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Blatant quality.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the property of being both obvious and offensive


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  • But what undermines the book "is not simply the blatancy of the symbolism, or the conversations in which everyone makes their part in the novel's psychological framing just a shade too clear, but a kind of procedural elephantiasis."

    Critical eye: book reviews roundup

  • Although  not abstract (because  recognisable for what it is), it nonetheless possesses a certain mystery because of its quiet blatancy.


  • I got the impression that McMissile's debate strategy was to very deliberately try to get under Obama's skin using the blatancy of his lies as bait, in order to draw Obama into a street brawl.

    McCain Seems To Have Upper Hand, But No Real Game Changers

  • Not every decision made in streamlining this story was wise, however - the climax is foreshadowed for virtually the entire film, first breathtakingly subtle in an opening pre-title scene with Harry and Dumbledore , but only to go directly into thuddening blatancy.

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

  • I've been feeling a bit overwhelmed over the last few days by the scale - and the blatancy - of BBC bias over this issue & got lost trying to find how to complain on their website.

    Selected targets

  • Maybe its the blatancy of how outrageous her lyrics and videos are that it seems impossibly pedantic to dislike it.

    Sexualized Violence in a Lady Gaga Video » Sociological Images

  • The blatancy of the legal double standard is not only frustrating -- it's infuriating.

    The Great Viagra Emergency

  • The Bush administration, and the concurrent lack of a real opposition party, are merely bitter foretastes of the blatancy these tendencies must eventually achieve.

    Capitalism as the Engine of Global Crisis

  • There is in the penumbra of the USA Patriots Act the rendition of prisoners, the detention of however many anonymous suspects without even the pretense of due process, not to mention legal representation, the perpetual suspension of civil liberty, a new blatancy.

    Victor Navasky: The Difference Between Being Opinionated (Bad) and Having an Opinion (Good)

  • Simultaneously arising in this period was the increasing blatancy of spin -- Bill Clinton's questioning what "the definition of 'is' is" and the Karl Rove factor, in which all aspects of public policy were driven by politics and propaganda.

    George Scribner: As Truth Falls, The Internet Rises


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