Barefaced Bare"faced` (b[^a]r"f[=a]st`), a. 1. With the face uncovered; not masked. ``You will play barefaced.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Without concealment; undisguised. Hence: Shameless; audacious; as, a barefaced lie. ``Barefaced treason.'' --J. Baillie. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • barefaced — [ber′fāst΄] adj. 1. with the face uncovered, unmasked, or beardless 2. unconcealed; open 3. shameless; brazen; audacious; impudent [a barefaced lie] barefacedly [ber΄fās′id lē] adv. barefacedness n …   English World dictionary

  • barefaced — index brazen, outrageous, unabashed Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • barefaced — 1580s, with face uncovered or shaven; see BARE (Cf. bare) (adj.) + FACE (Cf. face) (n.). Thus, unconcealed (c.1600), and, in a bad sense, shameless (1670s). Cf. EFFRONTERY (Cf. effrontery). The half French bare vis (adj.) conveyed the same sense… …   Etymology dictionary

  • barefaced — brazen, *shameless, brash, impudent Analogous words: open, plain, *frank, candid: indecent, unseemly, *indecorous Antonyms: furtive Contrasted words: covert, surreptitious, stealthy, *secret …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • barefaced — [adj] shameless; open apparent, arrant, audacious, blatant, blunt, bold, brash, brassy, brazen, candid, clear, flagrant, frank, glaring, immodest, impudent, insolent, manifest, naked, obvious, palpable, temerarious, transparent, unabashed,… …   New thesaurus

  • barefaced — adjective Date: 1590 1. having the face uncovered: a. having no whiskers ; beardless b. wearing no mask 2. a. open, unconcealed < barefaced impudence > b. having or showing a lack of …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • barefaced — barefacedly /bair fay sid lee, fayst lee/, adv. barefacedness, n. /bair fayst /, adj. 1. with the face uncovered. 2. shameless; impudent; audacious: a barefaced lie. 3. without concealment or disguise; boldly open: a barefaced approach. [1580 90; …   Universalium

  • barefaced — adjective a barefaced lie, remark etc is clear and makes no attempt not to offend someone: What barefaced cheek saying that to you! …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • barefaced — adj. Barefaced is used with these nouns: ↑cheek, ↑lie …   Collocations dictionary

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