Brazen definition

brāzən
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Unrestrained by a sense of shame; rudely bold.
adjective
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Having a loud, usually harsh, resonant sound.
adjective
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To face or undergo with bold self-assurance.

Brazened out the crisis.

verb
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Like brass in color or other qualities.
adjective
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Showing no shame; bold; impudent.
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(archaic) Extremely strong; impenetrable.
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Shamelessly shocking and offensive; impudent; barefaced; immodest; or unblushing.

Brazen enough to spit on one of her students during class and wipe it in with her hand.

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The definition of brazen is shameless, or overly bold or loud, or made of brass.

If your mother says not to take a cookie and you proudly go right up and grab one anyway, this is an example of when you are brazen.

If a candlestick is made of brass, this is an example of brazen.

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Made of brass.
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Resembling brass, as in color or strength.
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(archaic) Pertaining to, made of, or resembling brass (in color or strength).
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Sounding harsh and loud, like brass cymbals or brass instruments.
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To carry through in a brazen manner. Generally used with out or through.
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Of brass.
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Having the ringing sound of brass; harsh and piercing.
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brazen it out
  • to act in a bold way as if one need not be ashamed
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

brazen it out

Origin of brazen

  • Middle English brasen made of brass from Old English bræsen from bræs brass

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Sense was originally literally “of brass”; figurative verb sense "brazen it out" (face impudently) from 1550s, and adjective sense “impudent” from 1570s. Figurative sense perhaps evoking “face unmoving, not showing shame”.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English brasen, from Old English bræsen (“brazen, of brass”), equivalent to brass +‎ -en (compare golden).

    From Wiktionary