barefaced

[bair-feyst]
adjective
1.
with the face uncovered.
2.
shameless; impudent; audacious: a barefaced lie.
3.
without concealment or disguise; boldly open: a barefaced approach.

Origin:
1580–90; bare1 + faced

barefacedly [bair-fey-sid-lee, -feyst-lee] , adverb
barefacedness, noun

barefaced, boldface, bold-faced.


2. brazen, bold, unabashed. 3. patent, palpable, transparent.
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barefaced (ˈbɛəˌfeɪst)
 
adj
1.  unconcealed or shameless: a barefaced lie
2.  with the face uncovered or shaven
 
barefacedly
 
adv
 
'barefacedness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

barefaced
1580s, "with face uncovered or shaven;" see bare + face. Thus, in a bad sense, "shameless" (1670s). Cf. effrontery.
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Example sentences
But for people who claim to be representatives of their own people to commit this barefaced robbery is shameful.
Barefaced and pinned girts in a typical scribe rule building.
And the barefaced corruption of its people is the nub of its sharp wit and surprise.
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