from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Lacking a front
  • adj. shameless, impudent

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Without face or front; shameless; not diffident; impudent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without a face or front; figuratively, without shame or modesty; not diffident; shameless.


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  • What! thou frontless dastard, thou — thou who didst wait for opened gate and lowered bridge, when

    Quentin Durward

  • “Shadowy and unreal! frontless as thou art!” exclaimed the

    Quentin Durward

  • That the duchess had not superior parts, but was a bold frontless woman, who knew how to make the most of her opportunities in life.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • He had never blushed in his life: no humiliation could abash him: his nerves were not capable of sensation enough to stir his life, and make colour mount to his cheek: he had no fire in his blood, and no modesty in his soul: he was a frontless, arrogant; decorous slip of the commonplace; conceited, inane, insipid: and this gentleman had a notion of wooing Miss Keeldar!

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • How, again and again, he refined the polluted cup, exalted the debased emotion, rectified the perverted impulse, detected the lurking venom, baffled the frontless temptation - purified, justified, watched, and withstood?

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Nothing plays on the nerves like the possibility of death or cruel wounds that are a gunshot away in a frontless war.

    Archive 2004-06-01

  • The frontless mass of one of the gorgeous, burgundy-brown juveniles in the front of the pit.

    grouse Diary Entry

  • 'Tis frontless impudence makes the grand appearance and carries the world before it.

    The Beau Defeated: or, The Lucky Younger Brother

  • And I again challenge him to produce any one letter or tittle out of any of my writings to give countenance unto this frontless calumny.

    Of Communion with God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost

  • Above the waist it was neckless, backless, and almost frontless; below, it was a very short, very tight and clinging skirt.

    The Galaxy Primes


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  • Poor Ernest's affront caused him shame

    And liquor again was to blame.

    If only he'd drunk less

    He'd not have been frontless

    Nor owe now effrontery's claim.

    Find out more about Ernest Bafflewit

    October 25, 2016