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[mass noun] The condition of being completely obvious.‘the blatantness of the injustices’‘the arrival points of the plot have the blatantness of parody’
- ‘The blatantness of its rhetorical devices and the perverseness of its address create discomfort for serious theorists.’
- ‘His blatantness would only serve to alienate the swing voters.’
- ‘Despite the title's accurate blatantness, I went in confident that the talent involved was assurance enough that this would not be the mean-spirited romp that it sounds like it would otherwise be.’
- ‘You'd think some shred of conscience, honesty or shame would at least limit the pure blatantness.’
- ‘The audience at our screening laughed out loud at the blatantness of the cliches, delivered with complete earnestness.’
- ‘But the film has such blatantness about it at too many points - it spoils the fun.’
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