An example of effrontery is loudly demanding a table at a very full fancy restaurant.
- unashamed boldness; impudence; audacity; presumption
- pl. -·ter·ies an act or instance of this
Origin of effronteryFrench effronterie from effronté, shameless, bold from Classical Latin effrons, barefaced, shameless from ex-, from + frons, forehead: see front
Origin of effronteryFrench effronterie from effronté shameless from Old French esfronte from Vulgar Latin effrontātus alteration of Late Latin effrōns effront- ex- ex- frōns front- front, forehead
(countable and uncountable, plural effronteries)