bold-faced

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adjective \ ˈbōl(d)-ˈfāst \

Definition of bold-faced

1 :bold in manner or conduct :impudent
2 usually boldfaced :being or set in boldface

First Known Use of bold-faced

1591


BOLD-FACED Defined for English Language Learners

bold-faced

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adjective

Definition of bold-faced for English Language Learners

  • : very obvious and showing no feeling of doing something wrong

  • : having thick dark lines : printed in boldface



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