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bold-faced

[bohld-feyst]
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adjective
  1. impudent; brazen: He had the bold-faced effrontery to ask for a raise.
  2. Printing. (of type) having thick, heavy lines.

Origin of bold-faced

First recorded in 1585–95
Related formsbold-fac·ed·ly [bohld-fey-sid-lee, -feyst-] /ˈboʊldˌfeɪ sɪd li, -ˌfeɪst-/, adverbbold-fac·ed·ness, noun
Can be confusedbarefaced boldface bold-faced
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