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Definition of "effrontery" []

  • Brazen boldness; presumptuousness. (noun)

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 "effrontery" in a sentence
  • "Yet there she was, and moving with a leisureliness that must be described as effrontery!"
  • "Christian Sabbath, nor "approves the creed" of any orthodox denomination, to be lecturing a numerous body of Clergymen, as to what they ought or ought not to do, it is the culmination of all that is called effrontery!"
  • "Their latest topic is the "effrontery" of Jon Stewart who, by interviewing Jim Cramer, invaded their territory."