effrontery

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Effrontery \Ef*front"er*y\, noun; pl. {Effronteries}. [F. effronterie, fr. effront['e] shameless, fr. L. effrons, -ontis, putting forth the forehead, i. e., barefaced, shameless; ex + frons the forehead. See {Front}.] Impudence or boldness in confronting or in transgressing the bounds of duty or decorum; insulting presumptuousness; shameless boldness; barefaced assurance.

Corruption lost nothing of its effrontery. --Bancroft.

Syn: Impudence; sauciness. See {Impudence}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

effrontery

noun

1: audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to; "he despised them for their presumptuousness" [syn: {presumption}, {presumptuousness}, {effrontery}, {assumption}]


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