What does brazen mean?

Definitions for brazen
ˈbreɪ zənbrazen

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word brazen.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. audacious, barefaced, bodacious, bald-faced, brassy, brazen, brazen-faced, insolentadjective

    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

  2. brazenverb

    made of or resembling brass (as in color or hardness)

  3. brazenverb

    face with defiance or impudence

    "brazen it out"


  1. brazenverb

    To carry through in a brazen manner. Generally used with out or through.

  2. brazenadjective

    Pertaining to, made of, or resembling brass.

  3. brazenadjective

    Sounding harsh and loud, like brass cymbals or brass instruments.

  4. brazenadjective

    Extremely strong; impenetrable.

  5. brazenadjective

    Impudent, immodest, or shameless.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Brazenadjective

    Etymology: from brass.

    Get also a small pair of brazen compasses, and a fine ruler, for taking the distance. Henry Peacham.

    A bough his brazen helmet did sustain;
    His heavier arms lay scatter’d on the plain. John Dryden, Æn.

    With brazen din blast you the city’s ear,
    Make mingle with your rattling tabourines. William Shakespeare.

  2. To Brazenverb

    To be impudent; to bully.

    When I used to reprimand him for his tricks, he would talk saucily, lye, and brazen it out, as if he had done nothing amiss. John Arbuthnot, Hist. of J. Bull.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brazenadjective

    pertaining to, made of, or resembling, brass

  2. Brazenadjective

    sounding harsh and loud, like resounding brass

  3. Brazenadjective

    impudent; immodest; shameless; having a front like brass; as, a brazen countenance

  4. Brazenverb

    to carry through impudently or shamelessly; as, to brazen the matter through

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brazen in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brazen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of brazen in a Sentence

  1. The ACLU:

    The law bans the care only when provided to affirm the gender of transgender youth, such brazen discrimination cannot be reconciled with the Constitution.

  2. Toledo Blade:

    The harassment and detention of The Blade's reporter and photographer, the confiscation of their equipment, and the brazen destruction of lawful photographs cannot be justified by a claim of military authority or by the supposed imperatives of the national security state, the Blade is pleased with this resolution of the crucial First Amendment issues at stake in this matter.

  3. Alex Villanueva:

    This is how brazen this operation was.

  4. Jordan Uhl:

    Pete Buttigieg tried to fashion Pete Buttigieg as someone more progressive on the outset and is now caving, you could say similar things about Joe Biden, but Pete is much more brazen about it.

  5. City Councilor Ed Flynn:

    It is wholly repugnant to once again read reports, and see videos on social media, about dozens of neo-Nazis making another brazen public display with their hateful ideology, although all people of goodwill and decency are both angered and extremely disturbed by the increased activity we continue to witness from neo-Nazis and white supremacist groups locally, we can no longer say that we're surprised with what we continue to see across the country, unfortunately.

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  • меден, бронзовBulgarian
  • mosaznýCzech
  • dreistGerman
  • ορειχάλκινοςGreek
  • descaradoSpanish
  • julkeaFinnish
  • brutale, éhontée, cuivreux, grossier, impénétrable, grossière, éhonté, aigu, aigue, brutal, dur comme de la pierreFrench
  • ottone, ottonato, squillante, faccia di bronzoItalian
  • aereaLatin
  • месинганMacedonian
  • keihard, brutaal, schaamteloos, schel, koperachtig, ondoordringbaar, grofDutch
  • nachalnyPolish
  • descaradoPortuguese
  • бронзовый, бесстыжий, наглый, бессовестныйRussian
  • fräckSwedish
  • หน้าด้านThai
  • 厚颜无耻Chinese

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