barefaced

adjective bare·faced \ ˈber-ˈfāst \
Updated on: 14 Apr 2018

Definition of barefaced

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

barefacedly

play \-ˈfā-səd-lē, -ˈfāst-lē\ adverb

barefacedness

play \-ˈfā-səd-nəs, -ˈfās(t)-nəs\ noun

Examples of barefaced in a Sentence

  1. a barefaced challenge for a fight

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First Known Use of barefaced

1590

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of barefaced for English Language Learners

  • : completely obvious



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