brazenness brazenness  /b ˈreɪ zə nəs/


  • (n) behavior marked by a bold defiance of the proprieties and lack of shame


  1. Glowing with boyish brazenness, Kane is an inspiration to all who see it, especially filmmakers.
  2. Obviously I'm supposed to be impressed by Adelson's wit or brazenness or stupidity or whatever.
  3. Picasso lifted themes, compositions, techniques and color schemes from other artists with a brazenness bordering on felony.


  • House, car break-ins on the rise

    In the first six months of 2013, there were 45 house break-ins and 75 car break-ins in Milton, compared with 27 and 26, respectively, a year earlier. But few matched the brazenness of an incident last weekend on Herrick Drive, when a burglar took $1,800 of goods while eight people slept inside the home, police said.        
    on July 21, 2013     Source: Boston Globe


  1. "It's been six years doing this job, and I thought I could no longer be surprised by a combination of brazenness, arrogance and stupidity," US Attorney Christopher Christie said. "But the people elected in this state continue to defy...
    on Sep 8, 2007 By: Christopher Christie Source: Newsday

  2. "This spontaneous popular movement was driven mainly by the parents of drug-addicted children, recovering addicts and religious leaders who were determined to take a stand against the flourishing drug trade, conducted with open brazenness from a...
    on Sep 14, 2007 By: Helen Zille Source: Independent Online

  3. Schumer says there were plenty of dirty tricks in the 2006 elections, but -- quote -- "the ploy used in Maryland stands out for its sheer cynicism and brazenness."
    on Nov 30, 2006 By: Charles Schumer Source: WMDT

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