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barefaced

[ bair-feyst ]
/ ˈbɛərˌfeɪst /
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adjective

with the face uncovered.
shameless; impudent; audacious: a barefaced lie.
without concealment or disguise; boldly open: a barefaced approach.

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Origin of barefaced

First recorded in 1580–90; bare1 + faced

OTHER WORDS FROM barefaced

bare·fac·ed·ly [bair-fey-sid-lee, -feyst-lee], /ˈbɛərˌfeɪ sɪd li, -ˌfeɪst li/, adverbbare·fac·ed·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH barefaced

barefaced , boldface, bold-faced
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British Dictionary definitions for barefaced

barefaced
/ (ˈbɛəˌfeɪst) /

adjective

unconcealed or shamelessa barefaced lie
with the face uncovered or shaven

Derived forms of barefaced

barefacedly (ˈbɛəˌfeɪsɪdlɪ), adverbbarefacedness, noun
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