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EtymologyEdit

From late 17th century French effronterie, from effronté (shameless, insolent), from Old French esfronté, from Vulgar Latin *exfrontātus. Compare Latin effrons (barefaced), from the prefix ex- (from) + frōns (forehead) (English: front).

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  • IPA(key): /ɪˈfɹʌntəɹi/, /ɛˈfɹʌntəɹi/

NounEdit

effrontery (countable and uncountable, plural effronteries)

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

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