Insolent or impertinent behavior: one juror had the effrontery to challenge the coroner’s decision
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- A lot of it's just effrontery, sheer brazen nerve, and a sort of monstrous cockiness.
- With brazen effrontery, however, they painted themselves as martyrs for freedom.
- He then committed several acts of brazen effrontery.
late 17th century: from French effronterie, based on late Latin effrons, effront- 'shameless, barefaced', from ex- 'out' + frons 'forehead'.