Definition of in-your-face in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈin yər ˈˌfās/


Blatantly aggressive or provocative; impossible to ignore or avoid: hard-boiled, in-your-face action thrillers
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  • Maxey said he will avoid in-your-face confrontation that is certain to energize amendment supporters.
  • There are no ballads or melodies, just raw, heavy in-your-face aggression.
  • The grille design is certainly in tune with the aggressive trends of the moment, but not as in-your-face as some.


1970s: from in your face, used as a derisive insult.

Words that rhyme with in-your-face

abase, ace, apace, backspace, base, bass, brace, case, chase, dace, efface, embrace, encase, enchase, enlace, face, grace, interlace, interspace, lace, mace, misplace, outface, outpace, pace, place, plaice, race, space, Thrace, trace, upper case

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