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.
impudence, impertinence, cheek, insolence, cockiness, audacity, temerity, presumption, nerve, gall, shamelessness, impoliteness, disrespect, bad manners
informal brass, face, chutzpah, sauce, sass
Late 17th century: from French effronterie, based on late Latin effrons, effront- 'shameless, barefaced', from ex- 'out' + frons 'forehead'.
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