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[brey-zuh n-feyst] /ˈbreɪ zənˌfeɪst/
openly shameless; impudent.
Origin of brazen-faced
First recorded in 1565-75
Related forms
[brey-zuh n-fey-sid-lee, -feyst-] /ˈbreɪ zənˌfeɪ sɪd li, -ˌfeɪst-/ (Show IPA),
adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for brazen-faced
Historical Examples
  • It struck him that this brazen-faced giant might be useful, later on.

    Blood and Iron John Hubert Greusel
  • The brazen-faced maids in the house accosted her as one of their own kind.

    Germinie Lacerteux Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
  • I am robust, eager for the fray, an Amazon, a brazen-faced hussy.

  • If he didn't deserve it, you ought to be bastinadoed; and, if he did, he's brazen-faced enough.

  • He believed her to be simply a vulgar, interfering, brazen-faced virago.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

    Anthony Trollope
  • I don't say that my father is judicious in his brazen-faced opposition to all inquiry.

    Mr. Scarborough's Family Anthony Trollope
  • She was facing the brazen-faced girl with her eyes blazing angrily.

    For Gold or Soul? Lurana W. Sheldon
  • Whatever was to be done by brazen-faced audacity he would do.

    The Way We Live Now

    Anthony Trollope
  • She felt furious with Jim—furious because he could not see that this brazen-faced woman was making love to him all the time.

    Colorado Jim

    George Goodchild
  • In spite of all my endeavours to escape I was hurried in with that hideous mob of ferocious-looking men and brazen-faced women.

    The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4 George W. M. Reynolds
British Dictionary definitions for brazen-faced


shameless or impudent
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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