Effrontery definitions

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Effrontery is defined as disrespectful boldness.

An example of effrontery is loudly demanding a table at a very full fancy restaurant.

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Brazen boldness; presumptuousness.
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Unashamed boldness; impudence; audacity; presumption.
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An act or instance of this.
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(uncountable) Insolent and shameless audacity.

We even had the effrontery to suggest that he should leave the country.

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(countable) An act of insolent and shameless audacity.

Any refusal to salute the president shall be counted as an effrontery.

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Origin of effrontery

French effronterie from effronté shameless from Old French esfronte from Vulgar Latin effrontātus alteration of Late Latin effrōns effront- ex- ex- frōns front- front, forehead