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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.


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



1. with the face uncovered.
2. shameless; brazen: a barefaced lie.
3. without concealment; boldly open.
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


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


[ˈbɛəˌfeɪst] adjsfacciato/a, spudorato/a
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
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.