Definition of Effrontery

1. Noun. Audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to. "He despised them for their presumptuousness"

Exact synonyms: Assumption, Presumption, Presumptuousness
Generic synonyms: Audaciousness, Audacity
Specialized synonyms: Uppishness, Uppityness
Derivative terms: Presume, Presumptuous, Presumptuous



Definition of Effrontery

1. n. Impudence or boldness in confronting or in transgressing the bounds of duty or decorum; insulting presumptuousness; shameless boldness; barefaced assurance.

Definition of Effrontery

1. Noun. insolent and shameless audacity ¹

2. Noun. an act of insolent and shameless audacity ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Effrontery

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Effrontery

effortlessly
effortlessness
efforts
effossion
effraction
effractions
effraide
effranchise
effranchised
effray
effrayable
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effront
effronted
effronteries
effrontery (current term)
effronting
effrontit
effronts
effrontuously
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effulge
effulged
effulgence
effulgences
effulgent
effulgently
effulges
effulging
effumability

Literary usage of Effrontery

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1. English Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1818)
"effrontery is compounded of ef, en, or in, and from a face, ... Audacity marks haughtiness and temerity ; effrontery the want of all modesty, ..."

2. The Book of the Church by Robert Southey (1825)
"was followed byan instance of sufficient effrontery to defeat its own purpose, the days of mob petitioning being over. A petition was presented in the name ..."

3. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"effrontery. Out-facing, rude persistence, and overbearing impudence. (Latin, ef-fron», ie ex-front, out-face.) Egalité. ..."

4. The New Laokoon: An Essay on the Confusion of the Arts by Irving Babbitt (1910)
"... shows something akin to effrontery in his attempt to turn the story of Antigone into a humanitarian symbol.1 Antigone, says Wagner, opposes to the harsh ..."

5. Narrative of the United States' Expedition to the River Jordan and the Dead Sea by William Francis Lynch (1853)
"As we were starting, Sa'id Bey had the effrontery to send to me for a letter, stating that he had rendered all the services I had required. ..."

6. The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government by Jefferson Davis (1881)
"effrontery and Wickedness of the Administration.—It enforces a Fiction.—Attempt to make Falsehood as good as Truth.— Proclamation for an Election of State ..."

7. Emin Pasha and the Rebellion at the Equator: A Story of Nine Months by Arthur Jermy Mounteney Jephson (1890)
"... Irregulars—Rumour of approach of Mahdists—Inactivity of the people—Egyptian effrontery —The soldiers make a ..."

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