from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having no covering over the face.
- adj. Having no beard.
- adj. Without disguise; unconcealed.
- adj. Undisguisedly bold; brazen. See Synonyms at shameless.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Undisguisedly offensive and bold; crude; coarse; brazen
- adj. Open, undisguised
- adj. Unbearded (not having a beard or other facial hair)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. With the face uncovered; not masked.
- adj. Without concealment; undisguised.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- With the face uncovered; not masked.
- Undisguised: unreserved; without concealment; open: in a good or an indifferent sense.
- Undisguised or open, in a bad sense; hence, shameless; impudent; audacious: as, a barefaced falsehood.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. unrestrained by convention or propriety
- adj. with no effort to conceal
"And such I call barefaced and downright wantonness and waste," interrupted his sturdy disputant.
Not surprisingly, folks using the word barefaced were open to shifting the adjective into the metaphoric realm: barefaced soon came to describe something
Alex Salmond's critique of the Coalition Government has been called 'barefaced cheek' Simon Johnson, Scottish Political Editor
Expect I will be called a barefaced liar and what not now, accused of smearing Tim etc.
This is called a barefaced tenon, and it will be noticed that the portion which carries the mortise is thicker than the rail on which the tenon is cut.
"We are seeing more reports of new discoveries and populations because this region is relatively poorly known, particularly when it comes to cryptic and less fashionable groups like fish and amphibians," said Mahood, whose group this year announced finding the first nest of white-eared night heron in Vietnam and the discovery of a baldheaded song bird in Laos called the barefaced Bulbul Pycnonotus hualon.
Not only did he originate new words but also familiar compounds, such as "barefaced,"
I got the distinct impression that most bloggers were not keen to do 'barefaced' commenting … indeed many declared it wouldn't last and for all sorts of reasons, none of which frankly convinced me much.
"We are seeing more reports of new discoveries and populations because this region is relatively poorly known, particularly when it comes to cryptic and less fashionable groups like fish and amphibians, '' said Mahood, whose group this year announced finding the first nest of white-eared night-heron in Vietnam and the discovery of a bald-headed songbird in Laos called the barefaced Bulbul Pycnonotus hualon.
It's the most amateurish approach to 'government' I've ever beheld, and this shameless abrogation of responsibility is justified with nothing but barefaced lies.