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  • IPA: /ɪˈfrʌntəri/, /ɛˈfrʌntəri/

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From late 17th century French effronterie, from effronté (shameless, insolent) < Old French esfronté < Proto-Romance *exfrontātus < Latin exfrōns (barefaced), from prefix ex- (from) + frōns (forehead).

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Singular
Effrontery

Plural
countable and uncountable; plural effronteries

Effrontery (countable and uncountable; plural effronteries)
  1. insolent and shameless audacity
    We even had the effrontery to suggest that he should leave the country.
  2. an act of insolent and shameless audacity
    Any refusal to salute the president shall be counted as an effrontery.

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For examples of the usage of this term see the citations page.

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  • 2005, Ed. Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson, The Oxford Dictionary of English (2nd edition revised), Oxford University Press, ISBN 0198610572
  • 1996, T.F. Hoad, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0192830988
  • Patrono:R:OED Online

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