effrontery : Definition, Usages, News and More

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if ruhn tuh ree

  • n  audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to

  • It was shocking to learn that the parishioners had the effrontery to accuse the Minister of stealing from the church.
  • Accusing the police chief of taking bribe was unthinkable and constituted brazen effrontery.
  • Did Gingrich object to Dobson's effrontery? Au contraire.
News & Articles

  • CD Reviews: Eric Church, Katy B, others
    For the first time, Eric Church is relying on bombast, effrontery and epic scale to achieve the same sort of impact he used to make through human-scale storytelling.
    Feb. 14, 2014 - The Star-Ledger

  • Norman Baker in Out-Law.com
    It is an effrontery for the House of Commons to make the deeply hypocritical move of exempting itself from a law that applies to every other public body in the country,said Liberal Democrat MP Norman Baker, who opposed the move.
  • Roger Ebert in Isthmus Daily Page
    I'm at a loss to explain the blizzard of negative advance buzz fired at (Tom Cruise) for the effrontery of playing a half-blind, one-armed Nazi hero,says Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times.
  • Shelby Steele in National Review Online
    It was, as Steele says, "the effrontery, the insolence, that was expected in our new commitment to militancy."

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