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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to;
- Example: "he despised them for their presumptuousness"
[syn: presumption, presumptuousness, effrontery, assumption]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Effrontery \Ef*front"er*y\, n.; pl. Effronteries. [F. effronterie, fr. effront['e] shameless, fr. L. effrons, -ontis, putting forth the forehead, i. e., barefaced, shameless; ex + frons the forehead. See Front.] Impudence or boldness in confronting or in transgressing the bounds of duty or decorum; insulting presumptuousness; shameless boldness; barefaced assurance. [1913 Webster] Corruption lost nothing of its effrontery. --Bancroft. Syn: Impudence; sauciness. See Impudence. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

effrontery n 1: audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to; "he despised them for their presumptuousness" [syn: presumption, presumptuousness, effrontery, assumption]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

32 Moby Thesaurus words for "effrontery": arrogance, assurance, audacity, boldness, brashness, brass, brazenness, bumptiousness, cheek, confidence, contumely, crust, face, gall, hardihood, hubris, impertinence, impudence, insolence, nerve, obtrusiveness, overweening, overweeningness, presumption, presumptuousness, procacity, pushiness, self-assurance, self-confidence, temerity, uppishness, uppityness