bare·​faced | \ˈber-ˈfāst \

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

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Other Words from barefaced

barefacedly \ ˈber-​ˈfā-​səd-​lē , -​ˈfāst-​lē \ adverb
barefacedness \ ˈber-​ˈfā-​səd-​nəs , -​ˈfās(t)-​nəs \ noun

Examples of barefaced in a Sentence

a barefaced challenge for a fight

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That act of barefaced deception drew Argentina level. CNN, "Where does Cristiano Ronaldo's bicycle kick rank among the greatest ever?," 4 Apr. 2018 However, the Heitkamps were not taking this barefaced truth sitting down. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "The Myth of the Centrist Holy Grail," 16 Mar. 2018 The production also favors a barefaced and bare-chested homoeroticism. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "Review: In ‘Clockwork Orange,’ the Future is Dark and Very Fit," 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, "Sean ‘Spicy Facts’ Spicer Is on a Crusade to Change History’s Account of Him. So Why Is Liberal White America Providing the Stage?," 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, "Maju Trindade Is Brazil’s Answer to Cara Delevingne," 30 Aug. 2017 Teigen said, displaying her barefaced skin with blemishes on her nose, chin and forehead. Kaitlyn Frey,, "Chrissy Teigen Got Super Real About Her 'Period Skin' Pimples on Snapchat," 1 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of barefaced

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of barefaced was in 1590

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English Language Learners Definition of barefaced

: completely obvious

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full of whispering sounds

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