What is the meaning, origin and usage of word ‘Blatant’?

Meaning: This adjective refers to something very obvious and intentional, when it is a bad thing.

Origin: Coined in 1596 by English poet Edmund Spenser in “The Faerie Queen”. In the poem, the blatant beast is a thousand-tongued monster representing slander. Primarily alliterative, it is perhaps by Latin blatire, meaning “to babble”. It entered general use by 1650s as “noisy in an offensive and vulgar way”, and the sense of “obvious, glaringly conspicuous” is from 1889.

Usage: She turned her back on him in blatant disregard.

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