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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Definitions for brazen

  1. Shameless or impudent.
  2. Made of brass.

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Citations for brazen
And she was so open, even brazen, about it - brazen in regard both to him and to the rest of the guests - that he had not known whether to be overjoyed or, in case it was a mark of disdain, upset. Thomas Mann, John E. Woods, The Magic Mountain
Yet despite that, and a brazen, unconcealed admiration, there was not lacking kindliness and sympathy and good nature. Zane Grey, The border legion
Origin of brazen
1000
Brazen has its source in an Old English form of the same word, meaning "of brass." When the Z was introduced to the English alphabet, meaning and spelling seemed to have shifted.