Bold-faced Bold"-faced`, a. 1. Somewhat impudent; lacking modesty; as, a bold-faced woman. [1913 Webster]

I have seen enough to confute all the bold-faced atheists of this age. --Bramhall. [1913 Webster]

2. (Print.) Having a conspicuous or heavy face; -- also called {boldface}. [1913 Webster]

Note: This line is bold-faced nonpareil. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • bold-faced — bold facedly /bohld fay sid lee, fayst /, adv. bold facedness, n. /bohld fayst /, adj. 1. impudent; brazen: He had the bold faced effrontery to ask for a raise. 2. Print. (of type) having thick, heavy lines. [1585 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • bold-faced — bold′ faced adj. 1) impudent; brazen 2) pri (of type) having thick lines • Etymology: 1585–95 bold′ fac ed•ly, adv. bold′ fac ed•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • bold-faced — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective 1. : having a bold face 2. : bold in manner or expression : forward, impudent bold faced ruffians 3. : having the character of boldface : set in boldface …   Useful english dictionary

  • bold-faced — boldface oldface n. a typeface with thick heavy lines; also called {bold faced}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bold faced — Synonyms and related words: aweless, barefaced, blackface, bold, bold as brass, boldface, boldfaced, brassy, brazen, brazenfaced, cheeky, chromotypic, chromotypographic, forward, fresh, full faced, impudent, lightface, lost to shame, lower case,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bold-faced — adjective Date: 1591 1. bold in manner or conduct ; impudent 2. (usually boldfaced) being or set in boldface …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bold-faced — a. Impudent. See bold …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • bold-faced — adjective a) brazen, audacious or impudent b) printed in boldface …   Wiktionary

  • bold faced — adj. insolent, rude, impudent, insolent; (Printing) with thick heavy lines …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bold-faced — /ˈboʊld feɪst/ (say bohld fayst) adjective 1. impudent; brazen. 2. Printing (of type) having thick lines …   Australian English dictionary

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