brazenness


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bra·zen

 (brā′zən)
adj.
1. Unrestrained by a sense of shame; rudely bold. See Synonyms at shameless.
2. Having a loud, usually harsh, resonant sound: "sudden brazen clashes of the soldiers' band" (James Joyce).
3.
a. Made of brass.
b. Resembling brass, as in color or strength.
tr.v. bra·zened, bra·zen·ing, bra·zens
To face or undergo with bold self-assurance: brazened out the crisis.

[Middle English brasen, made of brass, from Old English bræsen, from bræs, brass.]

bra′zen·ly adv.
bra′zen·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brazenness - behavior marked by a bold defiance of the proprieties and lack of shame
boldness, hardihood, hardiness, daring - the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger; "the proposal required great boldness"; "the plan required great hardiness of heart"

brazenness

noun
Translations

brazenness

[ˈbreɪzənnɪs] Ndescaro m

brazenness

nUnverschämtheit f, → Dreistigkeit f; (of lie)Schamlosigkeit f
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Stelling was a well-sized, broad-chested man, not yet thirty, with flaxen hair standing erect, and large lightish-gray eyes, which were always very wide open; he had a sonorous bass voice, and an air of defiant self-confidence inclining to brazenness.
Tulliver was not by any means an exception in mistaking brazenness for shrewdness; most laymen thought Stelling shrewd, and a man of remarkable powers generally; it was chiefly by his clerical brethren that he was considered rather a full fellow.
Charley's voice took on an aggrieved tone, and he continued for some minutes to inveigh against the brazenness of Demetrios Contos.
ISLAMABAD -- Illegally detained Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Mohammad Yasin Malik,in Indian occupied Kashmir, has said that killing with impunity by Indian Army and then coining phrases like over ground workers (OGWs) and cross-firings to legalize these killings is height of brazenness.
SRINAGAR -- In occupied Kashmir, the illegally detained Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Mohammad Yasin Malik has said that killing with impunity by Indian Army and then coining phrases like over ground workers (OGWs) and cross-firings to legalize these killings is height of brazenness.
The attack and allegedly failed abduction attempt on Taha Siddiqui, an independent, Islamabad-based journalist, on Wednesday was appalling in its brazenness.
Suhaee beautifully essays a stoicity and valor in the face of adversity as she stands gazing at various moments with a certain brazenness that is so rare for a desi starlet.
Such was his brazenness that when the media inquired about his criminal history after his arrest, Amit said: "Why are you wasting my time?
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The arrogance of this man is stunning in its brazenness, and sad in its utter lack of humanity" - Star Trek actor George Takei.
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