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bold-faced

[bohld-feyst] /ˈboʊldˌfeɪst/
adjective
1.
impudent; brazen:
He had the bold-faced effrontery to ask for a raise.
2.
Printing. (of type) having thick, heavy lines.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95
Related forms
bold-facedly
[bohld-fey-sid-lee, -feyst-] /ˈboʊldˌfeɪ sɪd li, -ˌfeɪst-/ (Show IPA),
adverb
bold-facedness, noun
Can be confused
barefaced, boldface, bold-faced.

boldface

[bohld-feys] /ˈboʊldˌfeɪs/
noun
1.
type or print that has thick, heavy lines, used for emphasis, headings, etc.
This is a sample of boldface
.
adjective
2.
typeset or printed in boldface.
verb (used with object), boldfaced, boldfacing.
3.
to mark (copy) to be set in boldface.
Compare lightface.
Origin
1685-95; bold + face
Can be confused
barefaced, boldface, bold-faced.
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