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Definition of "barefaced" [bare•faced]

  • Having no covering over the face. (adjective)
  • Having no beard. (adjective)
  • Without disguise; unconcealed. (adjective)
  • Undisguisedly bold; brazen. See Synonyms at shameless. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "barefaced" in a sentence
  • ""And such I call barefaced and downright wantonness and waste," interrupted his sturdy disputant."
  • "Not surprisingly, folks using the word barefaced were open to shifting the adjective into the metaphoric realm: barefaced soon came to describe something"
  • "Alex Salmond's critique of the Coalition Government has been called 'barefaced cheek' Simon Johnson, Scottish Political Editor"
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