Complete Definition of "brazen"

English

Pronunciation
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:rhymes|eɪzÉn

Adjective
en-adj

  1. impudent|Impudent, immodest, or shameless.
  2. Pertaining to, made of, or resembling brass.
  3. Sounding harsh and loud, like brass cymbals or brass instruments.

Related terms
effrontery

Quotations
1786: Brazen or rather copper swords seem to have been next introduced; these in process of time, workmen learned to harden by the addition of some other metal or mineral, which rendered them almost equal in temper to iron. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 31.

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To carry through in a brazen manner. Generally used with out or through.

Quotations
Sabina brazened it out before Mrs. Wygram, but inwardly she was resolved to be a good deal more circumspect. — W. Black.

Related terms
brazen age
brazen sea
brazen it out

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