a blatant lie


a blatant lie
outright falsehood, lie told brazenly

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • blatant — blatant, flagrant 1. Blatant was, invented late in the 16c by the poet Spenser as an epithet of a thousand tongued monster in The Faerie Queene. It now means ‘glaringly conspicuous’, and overlaps in meaning with flagrant but has rather less of… …   Modern English usage

  • blatant, flagrant — Blatant means offensively noisy and brazenly obvious (a blatant orchestra, a blatant lie). Flagrant means shocking and disgraceful (a flagrant criminal act, a flagrant oversight). Blatant stresses offensiveness and noisiness; flagrant emphasizes… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • lie — I UK [laɪ] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms lie : present tense I/you/we/they lie he/she/it lies present participle lying UK [ˈlaɪɪŋ] / US past tense lay UK [leɪ] / US past participle lain UK [leɪn] / US *** 1) a) to be in a position in which… …   English dictionary

  • lie — lie1 W1S2 [laı] v past tense lay [leı] past participle lain [leın] present participle lying third person singular lies ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(flat position)¦ 2¦(exist)¦ 3¦(place)¦ 4¦(future)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lie — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, big fat (informal), great, monstrous ▪ He told a big fat lie! ▪ little ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • lie — lie1 [ laı ] (present participle lying [ laııŋ ] ; past tense lay [ leı ] ; past participle lain [ leın ] ) verb intransitive *** ▸ 1 be/put yourself flat ▸ 2 be in place/on surface ▸ 3 in a competition ▸ 4 consist of ▸ 5 be in particular state ▸ …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blatant —  , flagrant  The words are not quite synonymous. Something that is blatant is glaringly obvious and contrived ( a blatant lie ) or willfully obnoxious ( blatant commercialization ) or both. Something that is flagrant is shocking and reprehensible ( …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • blatant, flagrant —    The words are not quite synonymous. Something that is blatant is glaringly obvious and contrived ( a blatant lie ) or willfully obnoxious ( blatant commercialization ) or both. Something that is flagrant is shocking and reprehensible ( a… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • blatant, flagrant —    The words are not quite synonymous. Something that is blatant is glaringly obvious and contrived ( a blatant lie ) or willfully obnoxious ( blatant commercialization ) or both. Something that is flagrant is shocking and reprehensible ( a… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • blatant — blatancy, n. blatantly, adv. /blayt nt/, adj. 1. brazenly obvious; flagrant: a blatant error in simple addition; a blatant lie. 2. offensively noisy or loud; clamorous: blatant radios. 3. tastelessly conspicuous: the blatant colors of the dress.… …   Universalium


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