: barefaced
a bald-faced lie

Examples of bald-faced in a Sentence

I took the remark as a bald-faced accusation that I had cheated
Recent Examples on the Web Anybody who is paying attention can see this is a bald-faced attack by labor on school choice. Stefan Bean, Orange County Register, 12 Feb. 2024 The brazenness of the attack, the crude attempt to intervene in a U.S. presidential election, and the equally bald-faced denial in the face of mounting evidence of Russian government complicity have prompted a host of questions that really amount to just one: How? Eugene B. Rumer, Foreign Affairs, 2 Aug. 2016 Nests of bald-faced hornets, a species commonly found in Georgia, typically house 500 to 600 individuals. Drew Kann, ajc, 28 Aug. 2023 Microsoft’s Bing debut is now infamously associated with bald-faced lies, gaslighting, and emotional manipulation. Wes Davis, The Verge, 27 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1761, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bald-faced was in 1761

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Cite this Entry

“Bald-faced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bald-faced. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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