bold-faced

[ bohld-feyst ]
/ ˈboʊldˌfeɪst /

adjective

impudent; brazen: He had the bold-faced effrontery to ask for a raise.
Printing. (of type) having thick, heavy lines.

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Origin of bold-faced

First recorded in 1585–95

OTHER WORDS FROM bold-faced

bold-fac·ed·ly [bohld-fey-sid-lee, -feyst-], /ˈboʊldˌfeɪ sɪd li, -ˌfeɪst-/, adverbbold-fac·ed·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bold-faced

barefaced, boldface, bold-faced

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