9 Grammatical Pitfalls


[in-yoo r-feys] /ˈɪnˌyʊərˈfeɪs/
adjective, Informal.
involving confrontation; defiant; provocative.
Origin of in-your-face
1985-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for in-your-face
  • Even text that is bold, italicized, and underlined all at once doesn't begin to approach the in-your-face chutzpah of all caps.
  • Public information is one thing, pushing it in-your-face is something else entirely.
  • Some of his concepts have a confrontational, in-your-face shock value.
  • But that is not the main reason that the announced results resound as not only false, but as egregiously in-your-face false.
  • She's the one with the striking corn rows but no in-your-face glitz.
  • They endure in-your-face barking rants in the middle of the night or are startled awake by the routine hacking of hairballs.
  • But the in-your-face hedonistic glamour seemed out of tune with the current mood.
  • He even had harsh words for the color scheme: in-your-face white.
British Dictionary definitions for in-your-face


(slang) aggressive and confrontational: provocative in-your-face activism
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for in-your-face



Confrontational; hostile; impudent; sassy: We're just playing in-your-face football, and we feel we can stand up to anybody/ verbal mud-wallowing that proudly wears its in-your-face machismo smut/ takes its title from ''Seasons in the Sun,'' which is as in-your-face as it gets (1980s+)

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

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for in-your-face

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for in

Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with in-your-face

Nearby words for in-your-face