Learn English Grammar From A–Z
1(prejudice/disrespect) descarado(prejudice/disrespect) ostensibleto be blatant about sth
- One of the soldiers responsible for this act of blatant provocation explained the rationale.
- He told a blatant lie to all students last time round.
- To credit the newspaper, they did retract the quote once it was exposed as a blatant lie.
- I think that we know that there are blatant lies that are being told by both camps.
- He stands there, squinting his eyes and pursing his lips, going on and on with such blatant lies.
- The leaders find themselves in more trouble than their predecessors faced over much more blatant war lies.
- It may be that the source and schemes behind these blatant lies can be revealed by a court case.
- I'd just like to expose this statement as a blatant pack of lies.
- There's no blatant lie in that sentence but it's hardly the whole truth either is it?
- Generally the tradition is to tell lies so blatant that even small children spot them.
- It was a blatant lie, and both men knew it, but neither cared all that much.
- The abuse was very blatant and it shocked me that it could be so overt.
- Prejudice that blatant doesn't usually get aired outside the pub these days.
- Magistrates described his driving record as horrendous and said he was in blatant breach of a court order.
- It is nothing but a blatant act of unilateral intervention, outside the UN umbrella.
- Given the blatant bias in the reporting, the whole study has to be suspect.
- It is amazing that we put up with such blatant rip-offs and someone suggested that we think with our feet and shop around.
- Challenge those responsible for this blatant neglect and the place instantly takes on the air of the confessional.
- They were content to overlook all but the most blatant infractions.
- Think of the company, and its blatant disregard for honesty, fair competition and legal strictures.
2(obvious)(injustice/lie) flagrante(incompetence) patente
- What are hundreds of children going to ask or think when they see this blatant advertisement for sexual equipment?
- Many lecturers will drop hints, ranging from subtle to blatant, as to what will be in the exam.
- This is a good time to show off a bit of yourself - either as blatant or subtle as you wish.
- This can be avoided by restricting blatant and misleading advertising in the media.
- He called the advertising a blatant attempt to buy votes for the coming election.
- It is, however, one of the most blatant examples of companies trying to pass off an advertisement as reality.
- His article was not only disappointing but appeared to be blatant propaganda.
- His action was too blatant, though still acceptable in the eyes of parliament.
- In fact, I can't really think of any other blatant examples of this phenomenon right now.
- This is no more blatant than anything that any other politician engages in on a daily basis.
- Perhaps I'd just misunderstood, or squandered a blatant opportunity, I thought.
- The fact that such a detail stands out suggests the blatant lack of memorable songwriting and production on much of this album.
- When blatant opportunities arose for commentary, the main issue was left out entirely.
- Such a blatant lack of interest in her children's education was shocking - but sadly not exceptional.
- It is not too blatant and it might work as it allows people to move from one sphere to another without stepping into the rain.
- The audience was not going to be satisfied with such a blatant appeal to sentimentality.