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