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Word: blatant

Definition: extremely (offensively) obvious; loudly offensive; Ex. blatant lie; N. blatancy


Sentences Containing 'blatant'

A CBS announcer reads a blatant statement from a recent Axis broadcast, then Rex ('Lie Detective') Stout uses it as a clay pigeon to shatter with the truth."
A large number of workers were arrested under section 107 and section 1.51 billion.P.C, in blatant violation of law.
As an effect, it is argued that the “daily repetition of subtle racism and subordination in the classroom and on campus can ultimately be, for African Americans, more productive of stress, anxiety and alienation than even blatant racists acts.” Moreover, the attention to these acts of discrimination diverts energy from academics, becoming a distraction that white students do not generally face.
Constitution and legal. On 15 January 2010, the State Council's Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of China's State Council said any "so-called referendum" would be inconsistent with Hong Kong's legal status and a "blatant challenge" to the Basic Law and the central government's authority.
Elizabeth Hand wrote, "There is a certain amount of grim humor to "The Prestige", the blatant Can-You-Top-This?
For each enjoyably blatant Lemon Jelly rip [...]
Georgian forces used indiscriminate force during their attack on South Ossetia "with blatant disregard for the safety of civilians."
He also criticized what he calls "the blatant hypocrisy" of the UN Special Envoy to Kosovo and the later Nobel Peace Prize winner Martti Ahtisaari.
He scolds humanity for the environmental duress caused by man’s blatant disregard for nature: “If industrial man, continues to multiply his numbers and expand his operations he will succeed in his apparent intention, to seal himself off from the natural, and isolate himself within a synthetic prison of his own making” (211).
Hostile sexism reflects "misogyny", the hatred of women by men, and is expressed through blatant negative evaluations of women.
IGN summed up their review by stating, "We love these classic claymation movies, so it’s really sad to see such a blatant cash-in on the Rudolph name.
In a manner that defines interpersonal discrimination in the United States, Darryl Brown of the Virginia Law Review states that while “our society has established a consensus against blatant, intentional racism and in decades since Brown v Board of Education has developed a sizeable set of legal remedies to address it”, our legal system “ignores the possibility that ‘race’ is structural or interstitial, that it can be the root of injury even when not traceable to a specific intention or action” Interpersonal discrimination is defined by its subtlety.
It is the classic denunciation of appeasement, which it defined as the "deliberate surrender of small nations in the face of Hitler's blatant bullying."
Life on the reservation was less than ideal. Between the constant harassment of the Klamaths and the blatant neglect of the Indian agent who was charged with their well being, the Modoc became increasingly frustrated.
On the next play (3rd and 6) Grogan threw to Russ Francis but Francis could not raise his arms because of holding by the Raiders Phil Villapiano, holding so blatant that according to Francis, "(he left) bruise marks on my arm...when I saw Phil at the Pro Bowl that year, he came right out and told me he had done it."
Penalties range from one-half second per dropped point on targets up to 20 seconds for a Failure to Do Right which is a blatant violation of IDPA rules - i.e. cheating or unsportsmanlike conduct. Vickers Count.
Richard Weaver in "Films and Filming" praised the realism of the film, describing it as "crime at its most blatant", whilst George Melly writing in "The Observer" confessed to vicarious enjoyment of it, but admitted it was "like a bottle of neat gin swallowed before breakfast. It's intoxicating all right, but it'll do you no good".
Sean O'Connor got pushed in the back in the box at the back post and it was as blatant as the nose on my face but that would have been a decision against Rangers in a cup final at the Rangers end and that's just not going to happen."
Shepherd also makes more blatant works about color using screen printing and painted wood.
The album's most uptempo euphoric track, "Coach Station Reunion", cheekily steals the guitar riff from The Beatles' "Doctor Robert" via an electric Byrds-ian Rickenbacker guitar, whilst "This Is Not Here" gives the origin of its title away with its blatant Lennon-esque stylings fronted by some psychedelic guitars and phased vocal effects.
The Asian Tour, which had not been offered the co-sanctioning rights to which it felt it was entitled, responded by calling the event an "invasive" action that "colonised" Asia in "blatant disregard" of the "principles of the International Federation of PGA Tours", but six months later it agreed terms to co-sanction the event.
The third season Christmas episode, "A New Woman," has been strongly criticized as a blatant rip-off of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol".
This outcome can be easily averted with finesse and subtlety — however, if the player is clumsy or blatant, the Prime Minister will quickly terminate the Director General's life.
Though the blatant use of guest stars has sweeps written all over it, the tennis stars were funny and able to make fun of themselves.

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