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effrontery


  2  definitions  found 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  effrontery 
  n  :  impudent  aggressiveness;  "I  couldn't  believe  her  boldness"; 
  "he  had  the  effrontery  to  question  my  honesty"  [syn:  {boldness}, 
  {nerve},  {brass},  {face},  {cheek}] 




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