Definition of effrontery in English:

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effrontery

Pronunciation: /əˈfrən(t)ərē/

noun

Insolent or impertinent behavior: one juror had the effrontery to challenge the coroner’s decision
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
impudence, impertinence, cheek, insolence, cockiness, audacity, temerity, presumption, nerve, gall, shamelessness, impoliteness, disrespect, bad manners
informal brass, face, chutzpah, sauce, sass

Origin

Late 17th century: from French effronterie, based on late Latin effrons, effront- 'shameless, barefaced', from ex- 'out' + frons 'forehead'.

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