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brazen

[brey-zuhn]
adjective
1.
shameless or impudent: brazen presumption.
2.
made of brass.
3.
like brass, as in sound, color, or strength.
verb (used with object)
4.
to make brazen or bold.
Verb phrases
5.
brazen out/through, to face boldly or shamelessly: He prefers to brazen it out rather than admit defeat.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English brasen (adj.), Old English bræsen of brass

brazenly, adverb
brazenness, noun
outbrazen, verb (used with object)
unbrazen, adjective
unbrazenly, adverb
unbrazenness, noun


1, 3. brassy. 1. insolent, defiant. See bold.
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brazen (ˈbreɪzən)
 
adj
1.  shameless and bold
2.  made of or resembling brass
3.  having a ringing metallic sound like that of a brass trumpet
 
vb (usually foll by out or through)
4.  to face and overcome boldly or shamelessly: the witness brazened out the prosecutor's questions
5.  to make (oneself, etc) bold or brash
 
[Old English bræsen, from bræsbrass]
 
'brazenly
 
adv
 
'brazenness
 
n

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brazen
O.E. bræsen "of brass," from bræs "brass" + see -en (2). The figurative sense of "hardened in effrontery" is 1570s (in brazen-face), perhaps suggesting a face unable to show shame (see brass). To brazen it out "face impudently" is from 1550s.
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