verb (used with object)
Origin of brazen
Examples from the Web for brazenness
“The brazenness is shocking,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance rightly said.
This brazenness is earning Israel something unusual: the near universal, if provisional, sympathy of Western nations.
But for some energy suppliers, this bill won't inhibit Wall Street's brazenness.
Before I got fired I was gnawing at the edges of my expressiveness or my brazenness.
With this sagacity of leadership Gompers has combined a fearlessness that sometimes verges on brazenness.The Armies of Labor|Samuel P. Orth
He had a mirthless sense of enjoyment in his own brazenness.The Shuttle|Frances Hodgson Burnett
There certainly was a daring and brazenness in a young girl carrying on so before a total stranger.The Place Beyond the Winds|Harriet T. Comstock
Her fresh complexion contrasted with their painted cheeks; her simple grace with their brazenness and vulgarity.The Great Gold Rush|W. H. P. (William Henry Pope) Jarvis
"To those who don't understand," he had the brazenness to say.A Touch Of Sun And Other Stories|Mary Hallock Foote
British Dictionary definitions for brazenness
Word Origin for brazen
Word Origin and History for brazenness
Old English bræsen "of brass," from bræs "brass" (see brass) + -en (2). The figurative sense of "hardened in effrontery" is 1570s (in brazen-face), perhaps suggesting a face unable to show shame (see brass). To brazen it out "face impudently" is from 1550s.