Gain access to thousands of additional definitions and advanced search features—ad free! JOIN NOW
a bald-faced lie
apparent, bald, barefaced, broad, clear, clear-cut, crystal clear, decided, distinct, evident, lucid, luminous, manifest, nonambiguous, obvious, open-and-shut, palpable, patent, pellucid, perspicuous, plain, straightforward, transparent, unambiguous, unambivalent, unequivocal, unmistakable
ambiguous, clouded, cryptic, dark, enigmatic (also enigmatical), equivocal, indistinct, mysterious, nonobvious, obfuscated, obscure, unapparent, unclarified, unclear, unclouded
1943, in the meaning defined above
Keep scrolling for more
Resources for bald-faced
Time Traveler for bald-faced
See more words from the same year
More Definitions for bald-faced
: easy to see and understand as being bad
: showing no guilt or shame : not hiding bad behavior
See the full definition for bald-faced in the English Language Learners Dictionary
More from Merriam-Webster on bald-faced
See words that rhyme with bald-faced
Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for bald-faced
Comments on bald-faced
What made you want to look up bald-faced? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
an open space surrounded by woods
Get Word of the Day daily email!
Name that Food Quiz
Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!
Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.
Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!
Words from the week of 9/14/2018
For frog-tossing, sword dancing, & more
That dessert might kill you
How a folk song became a term of derision.
And is one way more correct than the others?
The story of an imaginary word that managed to sneak past our editors and enter the dictionary.
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
The awkward case of 'his or her'
Test your knowledge of food and food words.
A quiz in common time.
Build a city of skyscrapers—one synonym at a time.