What does brazen mean?

Definitions for brazen
ˈbreɪ zənbrazen

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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.


  1. brazen

    Brazen refers to someone or something showing or characterized by boldness, shameless, or can mean excessively confident to the point of rudeness or cockiness. It can also refer to something made of or looking like brass.

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

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Brazen is ranked #136449 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Brazen surname appeared 123 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Brazen.

    92.6% or 114 total occurrences were White.
    6.5% or 8 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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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. Jim Phillips:

    When he flinched in 2013 in the face of Assad’s regime brutal and brazen use of sarin gas against civilians, it only emboldened Assad to test U.S. resolve.

  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. Elizabeth Warren:

    When banks plead guilty to a crime, federal agencies must do more than look the other way, the SEC has already granted waivers to each of these banks without any detailed explanation, but it is not too late for the Department of Labor to hold a public hearing before it decides that such brazen lawbreakers can be trusted managing workers' retirement accounts.

  4. Albert Einstein:

    There has already been published by the bucketfuls such brazen lies and utter fictions about me that I would long since have gone to my grave if I had let myself pay attention to that.

  5. State John Kerry:

    Russia has engaged in an absolutely brazen and cynical process over these last days, we are talking about additional sanctions, about additional efforts, and I'm confident over the next days people will make it clear that we are not going to play this game.

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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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