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Definition of "brazen" []

  • Marked by flagrant and insolent audacity. See Synonyms at shameless. (adjective)
  • Having a loud, usually harsh, resonant sound: "sudden brazen clashes of the soldiers' band” ( James Joyce). (adjective)
  • Made of brass. (adjective)
  • Resembling brass, as in color or strength. (adjective)
  • To face or undergo with bold self-assurance: brazened out the crisis. (verb-transitive)

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 "brazen" in a sentence
  • "Washington trying 'to dictate its rules' By Dalila Mahdawi Daily BEIRUT: Hizbullah on Tuesday lambasted what it called brazen American interference in Lebanon's Star staff Monday, June 01, 2009 - Powered by ..."
  • "Per the initiative's blueprint, pastors from around the country purported to exercise their freedoms of speech and religion by endorsing political candidates in brazen violation of the current tax code; they then sent those sermons directly to the IRS to tout their civic transgression."
  • "… The Israeli public relations machinery happily presented the disengagement as the end of the occupation, in brazen disregard of the facts."