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VERB (1)

1. face with defiance or impudence;
- Example: "brazen it out"


ADJECTIVE (2)

1. unrestrained by convention or propriety;
- Example: "an audacious trick to pull"
- Example: "a barefaced hypocrite"
- Example: "the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times
- Example: "bald-faced lies"
- Example: "brazen arrogance"
- Example: "the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell
[syn: audacious, barefaced, bodacious, bald-faced, brassy, brazen, brazen-faced, insolent]

2. made of or resembling brass (as in color or hardness);


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Brazen \Bra"zen\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Brazened; p. pr. & vb. n. Brazening.] To carry through impudently or shamelessly; as, to brazen the matter through. [1913 Webster] Sabina brazened it out before Mrs. Wygram, but inwardly she was resolved to be a good deal more circumspect. --W. Black. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Brazen \Bra"zen\, a.[OE. brasen, AS. br[ae]sen. See Brass.] 1. Pertaining to, made of, or resembling, brass. [1913 Webster] 2. Sounding harsh and loud, like resounding brass. [1913 Webster] 3. Impudent; immodest; shameless; having a front like brass; as, a brazen countenance. [1913 Webster] Brazen age. (a) (Myth.) The age of war and lawlessness which succeeded the silver age. (b) (Arch[ae]ol.) See under Bronze. Brazen sea (Jewish Antiq.), a large laver of brass, placed in Solomon's temple for the use of the priests. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

brazen adj 1: 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 Times; "bald-faced lies"; "brazen arrogance"; "the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell [syn: audacious, barefaced, bodacious, bald-faced, brassy, brazen, brazen-faced, insolent] 2: made of or resembling brass (as in color or hardness) v 1: face with defiance or impudence; "brazen it out"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

231 Moby Thesaurus words for "brazen": Titian, adust, affront, arrant, arrogant, auburn, audacious, aureate, aweless, barefaced, bay, bay-colored, bayard, beard, bell the cat, bite the bullet, blaring, blatant, blatting, blustering, boisterous, bold, bold as brass, boldfaced, brash, brass, brassy, brave, brawling, brazen out, brazenfaced, bronze, bronze-colored, bronzed, bronzy, brownish-red, bumptious, callous, calloused, candid, case-hardened, castaneous, challenging, cheeky, chestnut, chestnut-brown, chintzy, choked, clamant, clamorous, clamoursome, clanging, clangorous, clattery, coarse, cocky, colorful, confront, conscienceless, contemptuous, contumelious, copper, copper-colored, coppery, cracked, croaking, croaky, crude, cupreous, cuprous, daring, defiant, defying, derisive, disdainful, disregardful, dry, exhibitionistic, extravagant, face, face the music, face up, face up to, ferrous, ferruginous, flagrant, flaring, flashy, flaunting, forward, foxy, fresh, front, garish, gaudy, gilt, glaring, gold, gold-filled, gold-plated, golden, gorgeous, greatly daring, gruff, guttural, hard, hardened, hardhearted, harsh, harsh-sounding, heartless, henna, hoarse, hubristic, husky, immodest, impertinent, improvident, imprudent, impudent, incautious, indiscreet, indurated, injudicious, insolent, inured, iron, ironlike, lead, leaden, liver-brown, liver-colored, livid-brown, lost to shame, loud, lurid, mafficking, mahogany, meet, meet boldly, meet head-on, mercurial, mercurous, meretricious, metallic, nickel, nickelic, nickeline, noiseful, noisy, notorious, obdurate, obstreperous, obtrusive, open, outspoken, overbold, overcareless, overconfident, oversure, overweening, pert, pewter, pewtery, procacious, quicksilver, rackety, ragged, rash, raucid, raucous, reddish-brown, regardless of consequences, rip-roaring, roan, rough, roupy, rowdy, rubiginous, rude, rufous, run the gauntlet, russet, russety, rust, rust-colored, rusty, sassy, saucy, screaming, seared, sensational, set at defiance, shameless, silver, silver-plated, silvery, speak out, speak up, spectacular, squawking, squawky, stand up to, steel, steely, stertorous, strangled, strepitant, strepitous, sunburned, swaggering, tawdry, temerarious, terra-cotta, thick, throaty, tin, tinny, tinsel, tumultuous, turbulent, unabashed, unashamed, unblushing, unchary, unembarrassed, unmodest, unwary, uproarious, vociferous, vulgar