Blatant vs Inappropriate - What's the difference?

blatant | inappropriate |


As adjectives the difference between blatant and inappropriate

is that blatant is bellowing, as a calf; bawling; brawling; clamoring; disagreeably clamorous; sounding loudly and harshly while inappropriate is not appropriate; not suitable for the situation, time, and/or place.

blatant

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Bellowing, as a calf; bawling; brawling; clamoring; disagreeably clamorous; sounding loudly and harshly.
  • Obvious, on show.
  • * (Richard Henry Dana)
  • Harsh and blatant tone.
  • * (Edmund Spenser)
  • A monster, which the blatant beast men call.
  • * (Washington Irving)
  • Glory, that blatant word, which haunts some military minds like the bray of the trumpet.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=(Gary Younge)
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    Synonyms

    * See also * See also

    Antonyms

    * (obvious) furtive

    See also

    * ostentatious

    inappropriate

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Not appropriate; not suitable for the situation, time, and/or place.
  • It is inappropriate to burp at a formal dinner.
    "While PDA or sexual irresponsibility may be considered unsuitable, it is not inappropriate for teenagers in a relationship and nearly of legal age to talk alone."

    Synonyms

    * out of line * unfit * unsuitable

    Derived terms

    * inappropriately * inappropriateness