American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Impudent; brazen: a bold-faced lie.
- adj. Printed in thick, heavy type.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a bold face; impudent.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Somewhat impudent; lacking modesty.
- adj. (Print.) Having a conspicuous or heavy face; -- also called
“Unlike so many similar cases where the party at fault sticks to their guns, makes bold-faced lies, weasel out of giving real answers with lawyer speak, and basically deny everything until the storm of outrage is exhausted and forgotten, Radical appears to be doing the right thing.”
“This richness of detail has also impressed a few bold-faced names along the way.”
“Romney, although proudly proclaiming that his father was born in Mexico, is in fact a bold-faced panderer and cheerleader for nativist anti-Mexican sentiment.”
“Someone reveals that a bold-faced chef has recently purchased some acreage.”
“Other bold-faced bibliotheques to check out include Brooke Astor's much knocked-off red lacquer and brass cases designed by Albert Hadley, Karl Lagerfeld's 60,000-plus collection on steel shelves in Paris and Cole Porter's handsome, freestanding brass bookshelves designed by Billy Baldwin.”
“Other bold-faced names supporting the organization included the actress Winona Ryder and the former first lady of Colombia, Lina Moreno de Uribe .”
“• Donna Karan just launched her brand-new bag line, which already boasts some bold-faced fans.”
“And yes, it felt like a big leap of faith, to put my trust in her rather than in one of the gigantic, important, bold-faced ladies who've been making the big money deals since Joyce Carol Oates 'output was still in the single digits.”
“Again, which wasn't spoken by departing Page Six coordinator Richard Johnson, but by another smiling fellow, who maybe has been on Page Six many times, or has never been bold-faced there.”
“Greenberg, executive director of the center, issued this statement today the bold-faced type is in the original:”
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