bold-faced

adjective
\ ˈbōl(d)-ˈfāst How to pronounce bold-faced (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bold-faced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bold-faced. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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bold-faced

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of bold-faced

chiefly US
disapproving : very obvious and showing no feeling of doing something wrong
: having thick dark lines : printed in boldface

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