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bare·faced

 (bâr′fāst′)
adj.
1.
a. Having no covering over the face.
b. Having no beard.
2. Unrestrainedly bold; brazen. See Synonyms at shameless.

bare′fac′ed·ly (-fā′sĭd-lē, -fāst′lē) adv.
bare′fac′ed·ness n.

barefaced

(ˈbɛəˌfeɪst)
adj
1. unconcealed or shameless: a barefaced lie.
2. with the face uncovered or shaven
barefacedly adv
ˈbareˌfacedness n

bare•faced

(ˈbɛərˌfeɪst)

adj.
1. with the face uncovered.
2. shameless; brazen: a barefaced lie.
3. without concealment; boldly open.
[1580–90]
bare′fac`ed•ly, adv.
bare′fac′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.barefaced - with no effort to conceal; "a barefaced lie"
overt, open - open and observable; not secret or hidden; "an overt lie"; "overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering"; "open ballots"
2.barefaced - unrestrained by convention or proprietybarefaced - unrestrained by convention or propriety; "an audacious trick to pull"; "a barefaced hypocrite"; "the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times; "bald-faced lies"; "brazen arrogance"; "the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell
unashamed - used of persons or their behavior; feeling no shame

barefaced

adjective
Characterized by or done without shame:
Informal: brassy.
Translations
عَديم الحَياء، صَفيقُ الوَجْه
nestoudnýnezakrytý
åbenlysskamløs
óskammfeilinn

barefaced

[ˈbɛəfeɪst] ADJdescarado
a barefaced lieuna mentira descarada
it's barefaced robberyes un robo descarado

barefaced

[ˈbɛəˌfeɪst] adjsfacciato/a, spudorato/a

bare

(beə) adjective
1. uncovered or naked. bare skin; bare floors.
2. empty. bare shelves.
3. of trees etc, without leaves.
4. worn thin. The carpet is a bit bare.
5. basic; essential. the bare necessities of life.
verb
to uncover. The dog bared its teeth in anger.
ˈbarely adverb
scarcely or only just. We have barely enough food.
ˈbareness noun
ˈbareback adverb, adjective
without a saddle. I enjoy riding bareback.
ˈbarefaced adjective
openly impudent. a barefaced lie.
ˈbarefoot(ed) adjective, adverb
not wearing shoes or socks etc. The children go barefoot on the beach.
ˌbareˈheaded adjective, adverb
not wearing a hat etc.
References in classic literature ?
Miss Ophelia was so indignant at the barefaced lie, that she caught the child and shook her.
Nevertheless, Holy Clerk, it is true that all have their enemies; and there be those in this very land whom I would rather speak to through the bars of my helmet than barefaced.
On the minor gambling houses your worship may exercise your power, and it is they that do most harm and shelter the most barefaced practices; for in the houses of lords and gentlemen of quality the notorious sharpers dare not attempt to play their tricks; and as the vice of gambling has become common, it is better that men should play in houses of repute than in some tradesman's, where they catch an unlucky fellow in the small hours of the morning and skin him alive.
And in Sweden the parties were alternately bought by France and England in so barefaced and notorious a manner that it excited universal disgust in the nation, and was a principal cause that the most limited monarch in Europe, in a single day, without tumult, violence, or opposition, became one of the most absolute and uncontrolled.
They attacked him in various way-- with barefaced questions, ingenious suppositions, and distant surmises; but he eluded the skill of them all, and they were at last obliged to accept the second-hand intelligence of their neighbour, Lady Lucas.
It was a very simple-hearted fraud, and it was all done with an innocent trust in the popular ignorance which now seems to me a little pathetic; but it was certainly very barefaced, and merited the public punishment which the discoverer inflicted by means of what journalists call the deadly parallel column.
On another occasion he came almost completely to grief by flinging a whole dish of cutlets at an officer who was acting as steward, attacking him and, it was said, striking him for having broken his word and told a barefaced lie.
The Secretary's apartments were two garrets, asserting themselves in the most barefaced manner, without an attempt at disguise.
Sir Patrick would be an excellent witness to appeal to, when the scandal broke out, and when the time came for repudiating Anne's claim on him as the barefaced imposture of a woman who was married already to another man.
While Jones and his mask were walking together about the room, to rid themselves of the teazer, he observed his lady speak to several masks, with the same freedom of acquaintance as if they had been barefaced.
And such I call barefaced and downright wantonness and waste," interrupted his sturdy disputant.
My pride rose against this barefaced way of pointing out the contrast my married life was to present to my then dependent and inferior position.