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brazen

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adjective bra·zen \ˈbrā-zən\

Definition of brazen

  1. 1 :  made of brass drinking from brazen cups

  2. 2a :  sounding harsh and loud like struck brass the horrible brazen voice of the fire bell — Elmer Davisb :  of the color of polished brass

  3. 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

Origin and Etymology of brazen

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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brazen

verb bra·zen

Definition of brazen

brazened

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brazening

play \ˈbrāz-niŋ, ˈbrā-zən-iŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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

Origin and Etymology of brazen

see 1brazen


First Known Use: circa 1555



BRAZEN Defined for English Language Learners

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brazen

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adjective bra·zen \ˈbrā-zən\

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

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adjective bra·zen \ˈbrā-zən\

Definition of brazen for Students

  1. 1 :  made of brass

  2. 2 :  sounding loud and usually harsh brazen voices

  3. 3 :  done or acting in a very bold and shocking way without shame He's a brazen liar.



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