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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. 2017.
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  • Why the Hotel Bellevue hadnt any shade-trees in front; why it was so glaringly hot and dusty and brazen-faced, we didnt see.

  • The brazen-faced maids in the house accosted her as one of their own kind.

    Germinie Lacerteux Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
  • The insolence of the feudal women breaks out diabolically in the triumphant two-horned bonnet and other brazen-faced fashions.

  • It struck him that this brazen-faced giant might be useful, later on.

    Blood and Iron John Hubert Greusel
  • Indignant women, forgetting the softness of sex, had arisen in just wrath to execute this brazen-faced apostle of mammon.

    Mixed Faces Roy Norton
  • I am robust, eager for the fray, an Amazon, a brazen-faced hussy.

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

    The Last Chronicle of Barset Anthony Trollope
  • If he didn't deserve it, you ought to be bastinadoed; and, if he did, he's brazen-faced enough.

  • Whatever was to be done by brazen-faced audacity he would do.

    The Way We Live Now Anthony Trollope
  • She was facing the brazen-faced girl with her eyes blazing angrily.

    For Gold or Soul? Lurana W. Sheldon
British Dictionary definitions for brazen-faced


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