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brazen at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


brazen at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. br?isen "made of brass," from br?is "brass." The figurative sense of "hardened in effrontery" is c.1573 (in brazen-face), perhaps suggesting a face unable to show shame (see brass). To brazen it out "face impudently" is from 1555. ///

brazen at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Language: Old English; Origin: br[zB024]sen, from br[zB024]s; 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 more brazen.// --her brazen admission that she was cheating on him//
2 literary having a shiny yellow colour:
brazen 2 v brazen out [brazen sth out] phr v// to deal with a situation that is difficult or embarrassing for you by appearing to be confident rather than ashamed// --She knew she could either admit the truth or brazen it out.//

brazen at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

231 Moby Thesaurus words for "brazen":
Titian, adust, affront, arrant, arrogant, auburn, audacious,
aureate, aweless, barefaced, bay, bay-colored, bayard, beard,
bell the cat, bite the bullet, blaring, blatant, blatting,
blustering, boisterous, bold, bold as brass, boldfaced, brash,
brass, brassy, brave, brawling, brazen out, brazenfaced, bronze,
bronze-colored, bronzed, bronzy, brownish-red, bumptious, callous,
calloused, candid, case-hardened, castaneous, challenging, cheeky,
chestnut, chestnut-brown, chintzy, choked, clamant, clamorous,
clamoursome, clanging, clangorous, clattery, coarse, cocky,
colorful, confront, conscienceless, contemptuous, contumelious,
copper, copper-colored, coppery, cracked, croaking, croaky, crude,
cupreous, cuprous, daring, defiant, defying, derisive, disdainful,
disregardful, dry, exhibitionistic, extravagant, face,
face the music, face up, face up to, ferrous, ferruginous,
flagrant, flaring, flashy, flaunting, forward, foxy, fresh, front,
garish, gaudy, gilt, glaring, gold, gold-filled, gold-plated,
golden, gorgeous, greatly daring, gruff, guttural, hard, hardened,
hardhearted, harsh, harsh-sounding, heartless, henna, hoarse,
hubristic, husky, immodest, impertinent, improvident, imprudent,
impudent, incautious, indiscreet, indurated, injudicious, insolent,
inured, iron, ironlike, lead, leaden, liver-brown, liver-colored,
livid-brown, lost to shame, loud, lurid, mafficking, mahogany,
meet, meet boldly, meet head-on, mercurial, mercurous,
meretricious, metallic, nickel, nickelic, nickeline, noiseful,
noisy, notorious, obdurate, obstreperous, obtrusive, open,
outspoken, overbold, overcareless, overconfident, oversure,
overweening, pert, pewter, pewtery, procacious, quicksilver,
rackety, ragged, rash, raucid, raucous, reddish-brown,
regardless of consequences, rip-roaring, roan, rough, roupy, rowdy,
rubiginous, rude, rufous, run the gauntlet, russet, russety, rust,
rust-colored, rusty, sassy, saucy, screaming, seared, sensational,
set at defiance, shameless, silver, silver-plated, silvery,
speak out, speak up, spectacular, squawking, squawky, stand up to,
steel, steely, stertorous, strangled, strepitant, strepitous,
sunburned, swaggering, tawdry, temerarious, terra-cotta, thick,
throaty, tin, tinny, tinsel, tumultuous, turbulent, unabashed,
unashamed, unblushing, unchary, unembarrassed, unmodest, unwary,
uproarious, vociferous, vulgar

brazen at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective, verb
1 (disapproving) open and without SHAME, usually about sth that people find shocking:
She had become brazen about the whole affair. * his brazen admission that he was cheating
2 made of, or the colour of, BRASS (1)
brazenly adverb:
She had brazenly admitted allowing him back into the house.
brazen it out to behave as if you are not ashamed or embarrassed about sth even though you should be:
Now that everyone knew the truth, the only thing to do was to brazen it out.

Brazen at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Brazen \Bra"zen\, a.[OE. brasen, AS. br[ae]sen. See {Brass}.]
1. Pertaining to, made of, or resembling, brass.

2. Sounding harsh and loud, like resounding brass.

3. Impudent; immodest; shameless; having a front like brass;
as, a brazen countenance.

{Brazen age}.
(a) (Myth.) The age of war and lawlessness which succeeded
the silver age.
(b) (Arch[ae]ol.) See under {Bronze}.

{Brazen sea} (Jewish Antiq.), a large laver of brass, placed
in Solomon's temple for the use of the priests.

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.

brazen at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: unrestrained by convention or propriety; "an audacious trick
to pull"; "a barefaced hypocrite"; "the most bodacious
display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles
Times; "bold-faced lies"; "brazen arrogance"; "the
modern world with its quick material successes and
insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of
progress"- Bertrand Russell [syn: {audacious}, {barefaced},
{bodacious}, {bold-faced}, {brassy}, {brazen-faced},
2: made of or resembling brass (as in color or hardness)

v : face with defiance or impudence; "brazen it out"

brazen at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedia » dab=brazen

Alternative forms

* Inter: l » en|brasen


From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » brasen|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » bræsen||brazen, of brass|lang=en, equivalent to Inter: suffix » brass|en (compare Inter: term » golden|lang=en).Inter: R:Online Etymology Dictionar » y
Sense was originally literally “of brass”; figurative verb sense "Inter: term » brazen it out" (face impudently) from 1550s, and adjective sense “impudent” from 1570s. Figurative sense perhaps evoking “face unmoving, not showing shame”.


* Inter: audio » en-us-brazen.ogg|Audio (US)
  • : Inter: rhymes » eɪzən


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • Inter: archai » c Pertaining to, made of, or resembling brass (in color or strength).
    1. 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 31.
    2. : 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 equal in temper to iron.
    3. Inter: quote-book »

    |author=Edgar Rice Burroughs
    |title=The Gods of Mars
    |publisher=The Gutenberg Project
    |passage= ... an open sea, its blue waters shimmering beneath the brazen sun.
  • Sounding harsh and loud, like brass cymbals or brass instruments.
    1. Inter: archai » c Extremely strong; impenetrable.
    2. Impudent, immodest, or shameless.

      Derived terms

      * brazen age

  • brazen sea

    Related terms

    * effrontery


    Inter: trans-top » pertaining to, made of, or resembling brass
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|меден|tr=meden|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » bg|бронзов|tr=bronzov|sc=Cyrl
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|mosazný|m
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|koperachtig

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|cuivreux,
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|месинган|m|tr=mésingan
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|бронзовый|tr=brónzovyj|sc=Cyrl

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Sounding harsh and loud.
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|schel

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|aigu|m, Inter: t+ » fr|aigue|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Extremely strong.
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|keihard, Inter: t+ » nl|ondoordringbaar

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t- » fr|dur comme de la pierre, Inter: t+ » fr|impénétrable

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Impudent, immodest, or shameless
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|grof, Inter: t+ » nl|brutaal, Inter: t+ » nl|schaamteloos
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|julkea
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|grossier|m, Inter: t+ » fr|grossière|f, Inter: t+ » fr|brutal|m, Inter: t+ » fr|brutale|f, Inter: t+ » fr|éhonté|m, Inter: t+ » fr|éhontée|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|descarado|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|бесстыжий|tr=besstýžij|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|наглый|tr=náglyj|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|бессовестный|tr=bessóvestnyj|sc=Cyrl
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|fräck

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • Inter: transitiv » e To carry through in a brazen manner. Generally used with out or through.
    1. W. Black.
    2. : Sabina brazened it out before Mrs. Wygram, but inwardly she was resolved to be a good deal more circumspect.

      Derived terms

      * brazen it out


    Category: Category:English adjectives ending in -en -
    Translation: de » brazen
    Translation: et » brazen
    Translation: fa » brazen
    Translation: fr » brazen
    Translation: ko » brazen
    Translation: io » brazen
    Translation: kn » brazen
    Translation: lt » brazen
    Translation: hu » brazen
    Translation: mg » brazen
    Translation: ml » brazen
    Translation: my » brazen
    Translation: pl » brazen
    Translation: ru » brazen
    Translation: sh » brazen
    Translation: sv » brazen
    Translation: ta » brazen
    Translation: te » brazen
    Translation: vi » brazen
    Translation: zh » brazen