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effrontery

Synonyms of effrontery in English:

noun

  • I am amazed at the effrontery with which the previous speaker lauds himself
    answering back, talking back
    informal brass, brass neck, neck, face, lip, mouth, cockiness
    British informal sauce
    Scottish informal snash
    North American informal sass, sassiness, nerviness, chutzpah, back talk
    informal , dated hide
    British informal , dated crust, backchat
    rare malapertness, contumely, procacity, assumption
    [Antonyms] timidity
  • Phrases

    have the effrontery

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  • 1 one councillor had the effrontery to suggest that 80,000 objectors were an insufficient number of people to be taken into consideration
    dare, make so bold as, be so bold as, presume, have the temerity, have the audacity, have the nerve, be brave enough, have the courage, go so far as;
    take the liberty of
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