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effronteries


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Effrontery  \Ef*front"er*y\,  n.;  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}. 




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