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Meaning of EFFRONTERY

Pronunciation:  i'frunturee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to; "he despised them for their presumptuousness"
 

EFFRONTERY is a 10 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: assumption, presumption, presumptuousness
 
 See Also: audaciousness, audacity, chutzpah, hutzpa, uppishness, uppityness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ef*front"er*y\, n.; pl. {Effronteries}. [F.
effronterie, fr. effront['e] shameless, fr. L. effrons,
-ontis, putting forth the forehead, i. e., barefaced,
shameless; ex + frons the forehead. See {Front}.]
Impudence or boldness in confronting or in transgressing the
bounds of duty or decorum; insulting presumptuousness;
shameless boldness; barefaced assurance.

      Corruption lost nothing of its effrontery. --Bancroft.

Syn: Impudence; sauciness. See {Impudence}.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: arrogance, assurance, audacity, boldness, brashness, brass, brazenness, bumptiousness, cheek, confidence, contumely, crust, face, gall, hardihood, hubris, impertinence, impudence, insolence, nerve, obtrusiveness, overweening, overweeningness, presumption, presumptuousness, procacity, pushiness, self-assurance, self-confidence, temerity, uppishness, uppityness
 

 

 

 

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