Definition of barefaced in English:

barefaced

adjective

  • 1Shameless and undisguised.

    ‘a barefaced lie’
    • ‘This is one of the most barefaced and dishonest pieces of government trickery in living memory,’ he said.’
    • ‘The cynicism and barefaced slanders employed in this campaign demonstrate the methods employed by the Bush administration and the extreme right in every sphere of political life.’
    • ‘But that doesn't explain Howard's continued refusal to do so or his barefaced and misleading claim that the convention doesn't require it.’
    • ‘I guess earlier experts, never thinking their specialty could be tainted with such a barefaced deception, never looked.’
    • ‘Because he needs a good spanking, on the basis of barefaced cheek.’
    • ‘As for the glowing testimonials, John says they are ‘almost certainly barefaced lies or they are leaving out pertinent facts like they committed fraud to do the deals.’’
    • ‘His premise was as brilliant as it was barefaced.’
    • ‘This is so obvious and so barefaced and it is the chief irritation of the book.’
    • ‘Instead, the reconstruction racket has been characterised by infrastructure repair that never happens, overpricing for construction and barefaced fraud.’
    • ‘When it comes to barefaced cheek, this thief certainly crossed the thin blue line yesterday.’
    • ‘This company has demanded that taxpayers pay for its barefaced attack on its own employees.’
    • ‘Mornings were a time of barefaced lies and outrageous excuses.’
    • ‘After all, Damian had been beating around the bush for a good while - the barefaced statement of his affection, however, was just surprising.’
    • ‘Receive payment with utter disgust at the barefaced greed of today's consumerist society.’
    • ‘We make things too easy for ourselves if we regard such a statement as a barefaced lie.’
    • ‘This is an unashamed, barefaced tax grab on the motorists of New Zealand.’
    • ‘I am against terrorism in all its forms, but when a government is so barefaced in its terror of innocent civilians it sickens those who want peace to the pit of our stomachs!’
    • ‘When exposed as barefaced liars, they sit back and sneer, as if to say, ‘We lied.’’
    • ‘Their demand for pensions deserves, said the national paper, ‘this week's, perhaps this year's, award for barefaced cheek’.’
    • ‘But those who understand this issue will recognise that this measure is nothing more than a barefaced attempt at buying votes into the future.’
    flagrant, blatant, glaring, obvious, undisguised, unconcealed, overt, open, transparent, patent, evident, manifest, palpable, unmistakable
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  • 2Having an uncovered face.

    ‘his years of working barefaced, breathing down dust’
    • ‘Fall's face is more sophisticated than the barefaced sheen of summer - why Brown recommends that African-American women focus on evening out their complexions with foundation.’
    • ‘I've seen some recent pictures as well on a fire department website that show two guys in a bucket, venting a roof and completely barefaced.’
    • ‘While the author isn't ready to throw out her Christian Dior lipgloss just yet, she strongly suggests that you give going barefaced and without makeup a try.’
    • ‘While it took a certain amount of courage to not wear eyeliner and mascara, I cannot recommend going barefaced highly enough’
    • ‘However, that doesn't mean you have to go barefaced.’
    • ‘Working barefaced at a greater level of carbon monoxide and a lower percent of oxygen may be permitted when lives are at stake, so that operations can be speeded up and teams will become exhausted less quickly.’
    • ‘I'm going barefaced all day trying to give my skin a break.’
    • ‘Once the area is reventilated, labor crews working barefaced can normally do any further rehabilitation work needed in that area. This allows the apparatus.’
    • ‘Now her morning makeup often consists only of tinted sunscreen, but the results have even caught the eye of a local liquor-store sales clerk who recently asked the barefaced beauty for identification.’
    • ‘A woman today told how a barefaced burglar strolled into her living room as she watched television and walked out with her handbag and purse.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, going barefaced isn't always an option; after all, you need to look polished for work and special occasions such as weddings.’
    • ‘Another positive sign: everywhere today we saw Iraqi police and soldiers walking barefaced among the people.’
    • ‘I think I still look pretty good completely barefaced.’

Pronunciation

barefaced

/bɛːˈfeɪst/