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brazen Explained

brazen at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['breızən]

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
adjective
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.
verb
PHRASAL VERBS
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:

brazen
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},
{insolent}]
2: made of or resembling brass (as in color or hardness)

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

brazen at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedia » dab=brazen

Alternative forms

* Inter: l » en|brasen

Etymology

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”.

Pronunciation

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

    Adjective

    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 »


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  • 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

    Translations

    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

    Verb

    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

      References



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