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brazen

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adjective bra·zen \ˈbrā-zən\

Simple Definition of brazen

  • : acting or done in a very open and shocking way without shame or embarrassment

Full Definition of brazen

  1. 1 :  made of brass

  2. 2 a :  sounding harsh and loud like struck brass b :  of the color of polished brass

  3. 3 :  marked by contemptuous boldness

bra·zen·ly adverb
bra·zen·ness play \ˈbrā-zən-(n)əs\ noun

Examples of brazen

  1. He exhibited a brazen disregard for other people's feelings.

  2. <a brazen demand for special treatment just because she's rich>



Origin of brazen

Middle English brasen, from Old English bræsen, from bræs brass


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with brazen


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brazen

verb bra·zen

Definition of brazen

bra·zenedbra·zen·ing play \ˈbrāz-niŋ, ˈbrā-zən-iŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to face with defiance or impudence —usually used in the phrase brazen it out



Examples of brazen

  1. <a filmmaker willing to brazen the criticism that such a violent film was sure to provoke>



Circa 1555

First Known Use of brazen

circa 1555




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