brazen

  • 1 Brazen — Bra zen, a.[OE. brasen, AS. br[ae]sen. See {Brass}.] 1. Pertaining to, made of, or resembling, brass. [1913 Webster] 2. Sounding harsh and loud, like resounding brass. [1913 Webster] 3. Impudent; immodest; shameless; having a front like brass; as …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Brazen — may refer to: * Brazen (TV series), a British television show * Brazen (Weep) , a song by Skunk Anansie * Brass, an alloy of copper and zinc …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 brazen — (adj.) O.E. bræsen of brass, from bræs brass (see BRASS (Cf. brass)) + EN (Cf. en) (2). The figurative sense of hardened in effrontery is 1570s (in brazen face), perhaps suggesting a face unable to show shame (see BRASS (Cf. brass)). To brazen it …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 Brazen — Bra zen, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brazened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Brazening}.] To carry through impudently or shamelessly; as, to brazen the matter through. [1913 Webster] Sabina brazened it out before Mrs. Wygram, but inwardly she was resolved to be a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 brazen — ► ADJECTIVE 1) bold and shameless. 2) literary made of brass. ► VERB (brazen it out) ▪ endure a difficult situation with apparent confidence and lack of shame. DERIVATIVES brazenly adverb. ORIGIN …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 brazen — [brā′zən] adj. [ME brasen < OE bræsen < bræs,BRASS] 1. of brass 2. like brass in color or other qualities 3. showing no shame; bold; impudent 4. having the ringing sound of brass; harsh and piercing brazen it out …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 brazen — I adjective arrogant, assuming, audacious, aweless, barefaced, blatant, bluff, bold, boldfaced, brash, conscienceless, daring, defiant, disrespectful, familiar, flagrant, flaunting, flippant, forward, immodest, immoral, impertinent, impudens,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 brazen — *shameless, brash, impudent Analogous words: callous, *hardened, indurated: insolent, arrogant (see PROUD): rash, reckless (see ADVENTUROUS): bold, audacious (see BRAVE) Antonyms: bashful Contrasted words: *shy, diffident …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 brazen — [adj] brash, unashamed audacious, barefaced, blatant, bold, brassy, cheeky, cocky, contumelious, defiant, flashy, flip, forward, gritty, gutsy, hotshot*, immodest, impertinent, impudent, indecent, insolent, loud, meretricious, nervy, overbold,… …

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  • 10 brazen — bra|zen1 [ˈbreızən] adj [: Old English; Origin: brAsen, from brAs; BRASS] 1.) used to describe a person or the actions of a person who is not embarrassed about behaving in a wrong or immoral way ▪ At first I was scared, but as I went on, I became …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 brazen — brazenly, adv. brazenness, n. /bray zeuhn/, adj. 1. shameless or impudent: brazen presumption. 2. made of brass. 3. like brass, as in sound, color, or strength. v.t. 4. to make brazen or bold. 5. brazen out or …

    Universalium

  • 12 brazen — /ˈbreɪzən / (say brayzuhn) adjective 1. made of brass. 2. like brass, as in sound, colour, strength, etc. 3. shameless or impudent: brazen effrontery. –verb (t) 4. to make brazen or bold. –phrase 5. brazen out, to put a bold face on (one s… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 brazen — bra|zen1 [ breızn ] adjective 1. ) behaving in a way that is not moral or socially acceptable, and not caring if other people are shocked or offended a ) used about someone s behavior that is not moral or socially acceptable: a brazen lie 2. )… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 brazen — [[t]bre͟ɪz(ə)n[/t]] brazens, brazening, brazened ADJ GRADED If you describe a person or their behaviour as brazen, you mean that they are very bold and do not care what other people think about them or their behaviour. They re quite brazen about… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 brazen — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English brasen, from Old English bræsen, from bræs brass Date: before 12th century 1. made of brass 2. a. sounding harsh and loud like struck brass b. of the color of polished brass 3. marked by contemptuous… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 brazen — 1. adjective a) Impudent, immodest, or shameless. Brazen or rather copper swords seem to have been next introduced; these in process of time, workmen learned to harden by the addition of some other metal or mineral, which rendered them almost… …

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  • 17 brazen — adjective 1 behaving in an immoral way without being embarrassed or ashamed: a brazen hussy (=a woman who behaves this way, especially sexually) 2 brazen lie/attitude a lie or bad attitude that is shocking because the person responsible is not… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 brazen — adjective brazen defiance brazen it out Syn: bold, shameless, unashamed, unabashed, unembarrassed; defiant, impudent, impertinent, cheeky, saucy, insolent, in your face; barefaced, blatant, flagrant …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 brazen — I UK [ˈbreɪz(ə)n] / US adjective 1) a) behaving in a way that is not moral or socially acceptable, and not caring if other people are shocked or offended b) used about someone s behaviour that is not moral or socially acceptable a brazen lie 2)… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 brazen — bra•zen [[t]ˈbreɪ zən[/t]] adj. 1) boldly shameless or impudent 2) made of brass 3) like brass, as in sound, color, or strength 4) to make brazen or bold • brazen it out Etymology: bef. 1000; ME brasen, OE bræsen; see brass en bra′zen•ly, adv.… …

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