barefaced

adjective
bare·​faced | \ ˈber-ˈfāst How to pronounce barefaced (audio) \

Definition of barefaced

1 : having the face uncovered:
a : having no whiskers : beardless
b : wearing no mask
2a : open, unconcealed barefaced impudence
b : having or showing a lack of scruples a barefaced lie

Other Words from barefaced

barefacedly \ ˈber-​ˈfā-​səd-​lē How to pronounce barefaced (audio) , -​ˈfāst-​lē \ adverb
barefacedness \ ˈber-​ˈfā-​səd-​nəs How to pronounce barefaced (audio) , -​ˈfās(t)-​nəs \ noun

Examples of barefaced in a Sentence

a barefaced challenge for a fight
Recent Examples on the Web In one clip from PBS NewsHour, a barefaced Pence could be seen elbow-bumping and chatting with multiple people inside the clinic. Allyson Chiu, Anchorage Daily News, 29 Apr. 2020 That act of barefaced deception drew Argentina level. CNN, 4 Apr. 2018 However, the Heitkamps were not taking this barefaced truth sitting down. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, 16 Mar. 2018 The production also favors a barefaced and bare-chested homoeroticism. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, 29 Sep. 2017 How does a man whose first true introduction into the American consciousness was a barefaced lie about the crowd size at the president’s inauguration become the surprise guest at this year’s Emmy Awards, only to make a joke about said lie? Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root, 18 Sep. 2017 For followers fluent in Portuguese that means confessional videos where a barefaced Trindade provides comic reviews of her favorite products, outlines her favorite outfits, and takes trips to the tattoo parlor to add more body ink. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 30 Aug. 2017 Teigen said, displaying her barefaced skin with blemishes on her nose, chin and forehead. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, 1 Aug. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of barefaced

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Barefaced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barefaced. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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