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bra·zen

brazen

 
 
pronunciation:
breI zihn
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: made of or resembling brass.
synonyms:
brass, brassy
similar words:
metallic
definition 2: shameless; bold.
The elderly woman was shocked at the teenager's brazen retort.
synonyms:
barefaced, bold, bold-faced, brash, brassy, forward, impudent, insolent, presumptuous, shameless
antonyms:
bashful, coy, demure, timid
similar words:
arrogant, audacious, cheeky, defiant, fresh, impertinent, mouthy, overt, rude, saucy
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: brazens, brazening, brazened
definition: to face or endure in a bold or defiant way (often fol. by "out" or "through").
The suspect maintained his innocence and brazened through the tough interview.The criticism was harsh, but she brazened it out.
synonyms:
face
derivations: brazenly (adv.), brazenness (n.)
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