(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Characterized by or done without shame: barefaced, blatant, brazen, brazenfaced, shameless, unabashed, unblushing. Informal: brassy. See COURTESY, RESPECT, RIGHT.

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  • Bald-faced — a. Having a white face or a white mark on the face, as a stag. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bald-faced — adj making no attempt to hide the fact that you know you are saying or doing something wrong = ↑barefaced ▪ a bald faced lie …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bald-faced — adjective only before noun used for emphasizing that someone who does something bad is not ashamed or does not try to do it secretly: BLATANT: a bald faced lie …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bald-faced — adjective 1. (of animals) having white markings on the face • Similar to: ↑faced 2. unrestrained by convention or propriety an audacious trick to pull a barefaced hypocrite the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim Los Angeles… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bald-faced — adjective Date: 1943 barefaced < a bald faced lie > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bald-faced — adj. Bald faced is used with these nouns: ↑lie …   Collocations dictionary

  • bald-faced — UK / US adjective [only before noun] mainly American used for emphasizing that someone who does something bad is not ashamed or does not try to do it secretly a bald faced lie …   English dictionary

  • bald-faced — /bawld fayst /, adj. barefaced (def. 2). [1640 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • bald-faced — adjective a) having white markings on the face. b) shameless and undisguised; barefaced …   Wiktionary

  • bald-faced — adjective N. Amer. another term for barefaced …   English new terms dictionary

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