[ US /ˈbɹeɪzən/ ]
[ UK /bɹˈe‍ɪzən/ ]
  1. face with defiance or impudence
    brazen it out
  1. unrestrained by convention or propriety
    brazen arrogance
    an audacious trick to pull
    bald-faced lies
    the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim
    the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress
    a barefaced hypocrite
  2. made of or resembling brass (as in color or hardness)
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How To Use brazen In A Sentence

  • Had I known my ample posterior would have caused such a stir I would gladly have done anything to be less brazen.
  • Each evening, before retiring, the careful wife sees that a hocho, or kitchen knife, is laid upon the kitchen floor, and covered with a kanadarai, or brazen wash - basin, on the upturned bottom of which is placed a single straw sandal, of the noiseless sort called zori, also turned upside down. Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan Second Series
  • From the dark streets of the city, whether lit by a single streetlamp or brazenly flashing neon signs, to the desolate coastline, where Marlowe is first blackjacked by an unknown assailant, there is no safe haven from disorder and danger. Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood
  • From the Rushmorean cover portrait of Bush (which over the headline 'An American Revolutionary' was such a brazen and transparent effort to recall George Washington that it was embarrassing) to the 'Why We Fight' black-and-white portraiture of the aggrieved president sitting somberly at the bedside of the war-wounded, this issue is positively hysterical in its iconolatry. "What kind of a maniac puts eagles in a Christmas tree?": James Wolcott
  • Honestly, is there no end to the brazen behaviour of banks? Times, Sunday Times
  • I won't be surprised if the striking ‘colonels’ have been generously compensated for their brazen defiance of military norms.
  • Along with brazenly ridiculing government and society, Ko began to incorporate short comedic skits into the band's sets.
  • Professing not to know that his nubile young companion on one particularly debauched evening was a call girl is even worse than knowing, and then trying to brazen your way out of it.
  • The earl is the vera soul of honour, and cares nae mair for warld's gear than a noble hound for the quest of a foulmart; but as for his son, he was like to brazen us a 'out -- ourselves, Steenie, The Fortunes of Nigel
  • You were under the influence of a violent and controlling man, but you have shown no remorse - you brazened the trial out.
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