- with the face uncovered.
- shameless; impudent; audacious: a barefaced lie.
- without concealment or disguise; boldly open: a barefaced approach.
Origin of barefaced
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2. brazen, bold, unabashed. 3. patent, palpable, transparent.
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Examples from the Web for barefaced
He took the barefaced girl under his wing, taught her new tricks—and then exploited her trust in him.Aurora Snow Reviews ‘Lovelace’
August 9, 2013
Barefaced audacity amounting to childishness of a peculiar sort.The Secret Agent
It seemed to me that she was making sport of me with the most barefaced effrontery.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
I could be robbed by indirection, but this was too open and barefaced to be endured.My Bondage and My Freedom
It was clear that Fred was being cheated in the most barefaced manner.The Telegraph Boy
Horatio Alger, Jr.
The men were barefaced; one said to the other that it was only just past eleven o'clock.
- unconcealed or shamelessa barefaced lie
- with the face uncovered or shaven
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Word Origin and History for barefaced
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