Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) obvious; purposely shown
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional MediumSocial
    • blatant disregard/disrespect/violation of/for
  • Analysis
    Something which is 'blatant' is obvious and intentional. A 'blatant lie' is an obvious lie told with little remorse and it is obvious to the people listening that you are lying. A 'blatant disregard' for something is to fail to observe something even though it is apparent. The adjective 'blatant' can be used in social and professional contexts and is similar to the expression 'a barefaced lie' or 'apparent'.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. Bombing innocent civilians in war shows a blatant disregard for human life.
    2. The student displayed blatant disrespect when she swore at the teacher and shouted insults. 
    3. To be sentenced for a crime without a trial is a blatant violation of human rights.

  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. It was blatantly obvious that the staff hadn't been trained properly. They were making so many mistakes!
    2. Blatant disregard of procedures is the reason everything went wrong in production. You should have followed the instructions I gave you!
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