from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Flagrantly and insolently audacious.

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  • adj. impudent; shameless

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Impudent; shameless.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Impudent; bold to excess; shameless: as, “a brazen-faced varlet,”

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. unrestrained by convention or propriety


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brazen +‎ faced


  • I am brazenfaced as the one, and I am happy to pay a visit to the others.

    Diderot and the Encyclopædists Volume II.

  • Her previous distraction was made up of fear of her brother, and dread of being separated from the one she loved, and but for her subdued and meak natural deportment, might have been considered brazenfaced and shameless.

    The Knights of the Horse-Shoe; A Traditionary Tale of the Cocked Hat Gentry in the Old Dominion.

  • Never since I was born did I ever see such brazenfaced impudence!

    The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith

  • In this respect, globalisation as an institution arises from the failure of those policies pertaining to the enforcement of geography (for example, monopoly control of money issue, trade and migration policies, etc) to meet the criteria for end-independence, thus forcing private agents to innovate around these legal rules by brazenfaced rule breaking.

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  • Thereby globalisation is defined to be that institution brought about by the process of brazenfaced subversion of state regulatory structures by private agents in their bid to innovate around prohibitions of otherwise profitable activity.

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  • Only Wordnet seems to have quelled its outrage in writing this definition.

    March 29, 2016