Effrontery

Ef*front"er*y

(?), n.;
pl. Effronteries (#).
[F. effronterie, fr. effront shameless, fr. L. effrons, -ontis, putting forth the forehead, i. e., barefaced, shameless; ex + frons the forehead. See Front.] Impudence or boldness in confronting or in transgressing the bounds of duty or decorum; insulting presumptuousness; shameless boldness; barefaced assurance.
[1913 Webster]

Corruption lost nothing of its effrontery.
Bancroft.

Syn. -- Impudence; sauciness. See Impudence.
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