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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj brazen-faced unrestrained by convention or propriety "an audacious trick to pull","a barefaced hypocrite","the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times","bald-faced lies","brazen arrogance","the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Brazen-faced impudent
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. braser, to burn; most prob. related to Brass.


In literature:

For if naught else we can extort a blush on thy brazened bitch's face.
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
Then Pallas Athene showed Perseus, mirrored in a brazen shield, the face of one of the tragic things of the world.
"A Book of Myths" by Jean Lang
Fanny bore it awhile with a brazen face, but soon found it hard to have no one to speak to.
"Winning His Way" by Charles Carleton Coffin
It is a good big brazen-faced steal.
"The Albert Gate Mystery" by Louis Tracy
And this totally shameless and brazen-faced humbug flourished in New York for twenty-five years!
"The Humbugs of the World" by P. T. Barnum
Two or three weeks ago he would have faced both Trevison and his men and brazened it out.
"'Firebrand' Trevison" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Hold the candle to his face that we may see his brazen face.
"State Trials, Political and Social" by Various
The brazen-faced maids in the house accosted her as one of their own kind.
"Germinie Lacerteux" by Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
This piece of brazen audacity on her part petrified him, and his face betrayed his speechless astonishment.
"Too Old for Dolls" by Anthony Mario Ludovici
Don't let me see your brazen face before the Sabbath!
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
Indignant women, forgetting the softness of sex, had arisen in just wrath to execute this brazen-faced apostle of mammon.
"Mixed Faces" by Roy Norton
I've seen two or three poachers in my time, but for brazen-faced lyin' I've never seen your match.
"Young Barbarians" by Ian Maclaren
A strange instance of man's unconcern and brazen boldness in the face of death!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Upon my saul, sir, ye're a brazen-faced man that durst say it to my face!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XV" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Are you brazen enough to stand there and say that to my face?
"Captain Pott's Minister" by Francis L. Cooper
Would she be brazen-faced enough to scold her because she had drunk some of the master's coffee?
"Absolution" by Clara Viebig
Why, you brazen-faced blackguard, what do you mean?
"Jewel Mysteries" by Max Pemberton
The female, as brazen-faced as if she was on the right side of the window, stared at Madge.
"Tom Ossington's Ghost" by Richard Marsh
Martha is a strong and brazen little hussy with red face and fat little arms.
"The Challenge of the Dead" by Stephen Graham
The man turned round on Tod with a brazen face.
"Johnny Ludlow. First Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood

In poetry:

Hence dare Arminians too, with brazen face,
Give man's free-will the throne of God's free grace;
Whose self-exalting tenets clearly shew
Great ignorance of law and gospel too.
"The Believer's Espousals : Chapter V." by Ralph Erskine

In news:

's "Some Nights" is so brazenly ambitious you can't help but expect the New York trio to eventually fall flat on their faces.