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ef·front·er·y

 (ĭ-frŭn′tə-rē)
n. pl. ef·front·er·ies
Brazen boldness; presumptuousness.

[French effronterie, from effronté, shameless, from Old French esfronte, from Vulgar Latin *effrontātus, alteration of Late Latin effrōns, effront- : ex-, ex- + frōns, front-, front, forehead.]

effrontery

(ɪˈfrʌntərɪ)
n, pl -ies
shameless or insolent boldness; impudent presumption; audacity; temerity
[C18: from French effronterie, from Old French esfront barefaced, shameless, from Late Latin effrons, literally: putting forth one's forehead; see front]

ef•fron•ter•y

(ɪˈfrʌn tə ri)

n., pl. -ter•ies.
1. shameless or impudent boldness; barefaced audacity.
2. an act or instance of this.
[1705–15; < French effronterie, derivative of Old French esfront shameless]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.effrontery - audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to; "he despised them for their presumptuousness"
audaciousness, audacity - aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery; "he had the audacity to question my decision"
uppishness, uppityness - assumption of airs beyond one's station

effrontery

noun insolence, nerve, arrogance, presumption, face (informal), front, neck (informal), cheek (informal), assurance, brass (informal), gall (informal), disrespect, audacity, boldness, rudeness, temerity, chutzpah (U.S. & Canad. informal), impertinence, impudence, brashness, brass neck (Brit. informal), shamelessness, incivility, cheekiness, brazenness He had the effrontery to turn up on my doorstep at 2 in the morning.

effrontery

noun
Translations
وَقاحَه، صَفاقَه
frækheduforskammethed
óskammfeilni; dónaskapur
nekaunība
edepsizlikküstahlık

effrontery

[ɪˈfrʌntərɪ] Ndescaro m
he had the effrontery to say thattuvo el descaro de decir que ...

effrontery

[ɪˈfrʌntəri] neffronterie f
to have the effrontery to do sth → avoir l'effronterie de faire qch

effrontery

nUnverschämtheit f; how can you have the effrontery to deny the charge?dass Sie die Frechheit besitzen, den Vorwurf abzustreiten!

effrontery

[ɪˈfrʌntərɪ] nsfrontatezza, sfacciataggine f

effrontery

(iˈfrantəri) noun
impudence. He had the effrontery to call me a liar.
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Littering is one of the most insensitive and unnecessary of all environmental effronteries.
Samuel Johnson's Insults: A Compendium of Snubs, Sneers, Slights and Effronteries from the Eighteenth-Century Master is highly entertaining and enthusiastically recommended reading.