bold–faced

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adjective \ˈbōl(d)-ˈfāst\

Definition of bold–faced

  1. 1 :  bold in manner or conduct :  impudent

  2. 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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