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barefaced Syllabification: bare·faced
Pronunciation: /ˈberˌfāst/

Definition of barefaced in English:


1Shameless; undisguised: a barefaced lie
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  • As for the glowing testimonials, John says they are ‘almost certainly barefaced lies or they are leaving out pertinent facts like they committed fraud to do the deals.’
  • Mornings were a time of barefaced lies and outrageous excuses.
  • We make things too easy for ourselves if we regard such a statement as a barefaced lie.
flagrant, blatant, glaring, obvious, undisguised, unconcealed, naked;
shameless, unabashed, unashamed, impudent, audacious, unblushing, brazen
2Having an uncovered face, so as to be exposed or vulnerable to something: his years of working barefaced, breathing down dust
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  • A woman today told how a barefaced burglar strolled into her living room as she watched television and walked out with her handbag and purse.
  • Fall's face is more sophisticated than the barefaced sheen of summer - why Brown recommends that African-American women focus on evening out their complexions with foundation.
  • Now her morning makeup often consists only of tinted sunscreen, but the results have even caught the eye of a local liquor-store sales clerk who recently asked the barefaced beauty for identification.

Words that rhyme with barefaced

baste, boldfaced, chaste, haste, lambaste, paste, po-faced, red-faced, self-faced, shamefaced, smooth-faced, strait-laced, taste, unplaced, untraced, waist, waste

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