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effrontery

  

      n   pl   , -ies   shameless or insolent boldness; impudent presumption; audacity; temerity  
     (C18: from French effronterie, from Old French esfront barefaced, shameless, from Late Latin effrons, literally: putting forth one's forehead; see front)  
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effrontery

  
  
arrogance, assurance, audacity, boldness, brashness, brass     (informal)   brass neck     (Brit. informal)   brazenness, cheek     (informal)   cheekiness, chutzpah     (U.S. & Canad. informal)   disrespect, face     (informal)   front, gall     (informal)   impertinence, impudence, incivility, insolence, neck     (informal)   nerve, presumption, rudeness, shamelessness, temerity  

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