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barefaced

[bair-feyst] /ˈbɛərˌfeɪst/
adjective
1.
with the face uncovered.
2.
shameless; impudent; audacious:
a barefaced lie.
3.
without concealment or disguise; boldly open:
a barefaced approach.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; bare1 + faced
Related forms
barefacedly
[bair-fey-sid-lee, -feyst-lee] /ˈbɛərˌfeɪ sɪd li, -ˌfeɪst li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
barefacedness, noun
Can be confused
barefaced, boldface, bold-faced.
Synonyms
2. brazen, bold, unabashed. 3. patent, palpable, transparent.
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British Dictionary definitions for barefacedness

barefaced

/ˈbɛəˌfeɪst/
adjective
1.
unconcealed or shameless: a barefaced lie
2.
with the face uncovered or shaven
Derived Forms
barefacedly (ˈbɛəˌfeɪsɪdlɪ) adverb
barefacedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for barefacedness

barefaced

adj.

1580s, "with face uncovered or shaven;" see bare (adj.) + face (n.). Thus, "unconcealed" (c.1600), and, in a bad sense, "shameless" (1670s). Cf. effrontery. The half-French bare-vis (adj.) conveyed the same sense in Middle English.

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Slang definitions & phrases for barefacedness

barefaced

adjective

Bold; shameless; unscrupulous •Nearly always seen in barefaced lie or barefaced liar, attested from 1850 (late 1600s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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