[ US /ɪˈfɹəntɝi/ ]
[ UK /ˈɛfɹəntəɹi/ ]
  1. audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to
    he despised them for their presumptuousness
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How To Use effrontery In A Sentence

  • Obviously, I'm not Catholic, but I think it takes a lot of effrontery for the media to try to dictate the doctrine for Catholics.
  • We're going to laugh at your presumption and ego and effrontery and audacity. THE CRASH OF HENNINGTON
  • he had the effrontery to question my honesty
  • In her presence and before the whole household he repeated his false story, and clung to it with a bitter effrontery that we may well call diabolic, remembering how the nervous terror of punishment and exposure sinks the angel in man. Rousseau
  • The amaroidal or perhaps hemorrhoidal? lout actually thinks he’s being funny with this smug piece that pillories Henry Petroski for having the effrontery to dwell at length upon the history of the toothpick. Joe Queenan: Incurious Harbinger of Death : Edward Champion’s Reluctant Habits
  • The version I drove costs a simply staggering £30,900 and then they have the bare-faced effrontery to whack on another £350 for metallic paint.
  • Maybe effrontery would dismiss him as too negligible to pursue.
  • One always feels like crying this to those who, thinking to reach the goal of poise, fall into excess and develop effrontery and exaggeratedness. Poise: How to Attain It
  • It was the sheer effrontery, the excessive assurance of them which got under my skin.
  • ` ` Let Gurth do thine office, Oswald, '' said Wamba with his usual effrontery; ` ` the swineherd will be a fit usher to the Jew. '' Ivanhoe
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