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brazen

adjective bra·zen \ ˈbrā-zᵊn \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of brazen

1 : made of brass
  • drinking from brazen cups
2 a : sounding harsh and loud like struck brass
  • the horrible brazen voice of the fire bell
  • —Elmer Davis
b : of the color of polished brass
3 : marked by shameless or disrespectful boldness
  • a brazen disregard for the rules

brazenly

adverb

brazenness

play \ˈbrā-zᵊn-(n)əs\ noun

Examples of brazen in a Sentence

  1. He exhibited a brazen disregard for other people's feelings.

  2. a brazen demand for special treatment just because she's rich

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Origin and Etymology of brazen

Middle English brasen, from Old English bræsen, from bræs brass


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brazen

verb

Definition of brazen

brazened; brazening play \ˈbrāz-niŋ, ˈbrā-zᵊn-iŋ\
transitive verb
: to face with defiance or impudence usually used in the phrase brazen it out

Examples of brazen in a Sentence

  1. a filmmaker willing to brazen the criticism that such a violent film was sure to provoke

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Origin and Etymology of brazen

brazen Synonyms



BRAZEN Defined for English Language Learners

brazen

adjective

Definition of brazen for English Language Learners

  • : acting or done in a very open and shocking way without shame or embarrassment


BRAZEN Defined for Kids

brazen

adjective bra·zen \ ˈbrā-zᵊn \

Definition of brazen for Students

1 : made of brass
2 : sounding loud and usually harsh
  • brazen voices
3 : done or acting in a very bold and shocking way without shame He's a brazen liar.


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