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brazen-faced

[brey-zuh n-feyst]
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adjective
  1. openly shameless; impudent.
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Origin of brazen-faced

First recorded in 1565–75
Related formsbra·zen-fac·ed·ly [brey-zuh n-fey-sid-lee, -feyst-] /ˈbreɪ zənˌfeɪ sɪd li, -ˌfeɪst-/, adverb
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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.


British Dictionary definitions for brazen-faced

brazen-faced

adjective
  1. shameless or impudent
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