impudent; brazen: He had the bold-faced effrontery to ask for a raise.
Printing. (of type) having thick, heavy lines.
- bold-fac·ed·ly [bohld-fey-sid-lee, -feyst-], /ˈboʊldˌfeɪ sɪd li, -ˌfeɪst-/, adverb
- bold-fac·ed·ness, noun
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How to use bold-faced in a sentence
Of course, the entire piece was less an exclusive and more a bold-faced lie.
Mikhail Gorbachev, Meryl Streep, and more bold-faced names react to the passing of an icon.
A parade bold-faced names has marched by, including Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, former Republican Michael Steele.Tampa’s Titanic TV Fights Liven Up Republican Convention | Lauren Ashburn | August 30, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
And for the ultimate head case, meet Dr. Frank Petito, neurologist to every bold-faced business name you can imagine.Gal With a Suitcase: New York's Best Pampering Spots | Jolie Hunt | February 11, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Less than 10 years later, Vieques hopes Ducasse and the W will attract bold-faced names of a starrier sort.
But matters it seemed were not to stop here; for from every turning and from every door angry and bold-faced women emerged.
He had spent the afternoon reading a voluminous, neat, smoothly written, extremely convincing batch of bold-faced lies.Bear Trap | Alan Edward Nourse
It was covered with an announcement in heavy, bold-faced type.The Young Continentals at Bunker Hill | John T. McIntyre
Besides, Cooke had generally to represent bold-faced, aspiring art; and to hug himself in its triumph.The Town | Leigh Hunt
Who are those disreputable looking, bold-faced creatures that are making eyes at you?Figures of Earth | James Branch Cabell