Effrontery : Definition


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Definitions of Effrontery

Pronunciation : Ef*front"er*y
Part of Speech : n.;
Etymology : [F. effronterie, fr. effronté shameless, fr. L. effrons, -ontis, putting forth the forehead, i. e., barefaced, shameless; ex + frons the forehead. See Front.]
Definition : Defn: 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.

pl. Effronteries.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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