bald-faced


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bald-faced

(bôld′fāst′)
adj.
1. Brash; undisguised: a bald-faced lie.
2. Zoology Having a white face or face markings.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bald-faced - (of animals) having white markings on the facebald-faced - (of animals) having white markings on the face
faced - having a face or facing especially of a specified kind or number; often used in combination; "a neatly faced terrace"
2.bald-faced - unrestrained by convention or proprietybald-faced - 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

bald-faced

adjective
Characterized by or done without shame:
Informal: brassy.
References in classic literature ?
I see him myself," he said; "I see him coming along by the Crab- tree Meadow on a bald-faced hoss.
You'll get a bit o' barley to-day, Knowles,' I says, 'if you look about you'; and then I went round by the rick-yard, and towart the Treddles'on road, and just as I come up by the big ash-tree, I see the man i' top-boots coming along on a bald-faced hoss--I wish I may never stir if I didn't.
In short, he was looked upon as a bald-faced grizzly from the Arctic wilds to whom it was considered expedient to give the trail.
Imagine, if you can, a bald-faced hornet of your earthly experience grown to the size of a prize Hereford bull, and you will have some faint conception of the ferocious appearance and awesome formidability of the winged monster that bore down upon me.
I used to think, when you first come into these parts, as you were no better nor you should be; you were younger a deal than what you are now; but you were allays a staring, white-faced creatur, partly like a bald-faced calf, as I may say.
Ultimately my client had more than enough information that his opinion shouldnt just be thrown out as a bald-faced assertion.
This legislation is a disingenuous and bald-faced attempt to create the most extreme anti-choice legislation in the country, Governor Wolf said.
Flynt charged him on multiple accounts, from "compromising domestic and foreign policy with his massive conflicts-of-interest global business empire" to "telling hundreds of bald-faced lies" to "gross nepotism and appointment of unqualified persons to high office.
Opposition critics call it bald-faced social control.
It was a bald-faced lie, and British Prime Minister Edward Heath knew it when he told the British people in 1973, via a BBC broadcast: "There are some in this country who fear that in going into Europe we shall in some way sacrifice independence and sovereignty.
These include a bald-faced lie that motorized transportation is prohibited within the monument (hundreds of miles of roads are open to motorized vehicles), that hunting and fishing rights need to be protected (they weren't diminished under the monument designation), and that these lands had been set aside for forest production under the Oregon & California Lands Act (they were set aside for a number of uses, including recreation, protection of watersheds and other priorities, as well as forestry).
Instead, the strategy has been to state, in a bald-faced manner whatever one wants to believe and heap ill-mannered abuse on anyone who cites evidence to the contrary.