Definition of barefaced in English:

barefaced

adjective

  • 1Shameless; undisguised.

    ‘a barefaced lie’
    • ‘This company has demanded that taxpayers pay for its barefaced attack on its own employees.’
    • ‘This is so obvious and so barefaced and it is the chief irritation of the book.’
    • ‘His premise was as brilliant as it was barefaced.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Instead, the reconstruction racket has been characterised by infrastructure repair that never happens, overpricing for construction and barefaced fraud.’
    • ‘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.’’
    • ‘Mornings were a time of barefaced lies and outrageous excuses.’
    • ‘This is an unashamed, barefaced tax grab on the motorists of New Zealand.’
    • ‘This is one of the most barefaced and dishonest pieces of government trickery in living memory,’ he said.’
    • ‘But those who understand this issue will recognise that this measure is nothing more than a barefaced attempt at buying votes into the future.’
    • ‘Because he needs a good spanking, on the basis of barefaced cheek.’
    • ‘When exposed as barefaced liars, they sit back and sneer, as if to say, ‘We lied.’’
    • ‘We make things too easy for ourselves if we regard such a statement as a barefaced lie.’
    • ‘I guess earlier experts, never thinking their specialty could be tainted with such a barefaced deception, never looked.’
    • ‘Receive payment with utter disgust at the barefaced greed of today's consumerist society.’
    • ‘Their demand for pensions deserves, said the national paper, ‘this week's, perhaps this year's, award for barefaced cheek’.’
    • ‘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!’
    • ‘After all, Damian had been beating around the bush for a good while - the barefaced statement of his affection, however, was just surprising.’
    • ‘When it comes to barefaced cheek, this thief certainly crossed the thin blue line yesterday.’
    • ‘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.’
    flagrant, blatant, glaring, obvious, undisguised, unconcealed, overt, open, transparent, patent, evident, manifest, palpable, unmistakable
    shameless, unabashed, unashamed, without shame, impudent, insolent, audacious, unembarrassed, unblushing, brazen, brass-necked, brash, bold, unrepentant
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  • 2Having an uncovered face, so as to be exposed or vulnerable to something.

    ‘his years of working barefaced, breathing down dust’
    • ‘Once the area is reventilated, labor crews working barefaced can normally do any further rehabilitation work needed in that area. This allows the apparatus.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Another positive sign: everywhere today we saw Iraqi police and soldiers walking barefaced among the people.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘However, that doesn't mean you have to go barefaced.’
    • ‘While it took a certain amount of courage to not wear eyeliner and mascara, I cannot recommend going barefaced highly enough’
    • ‘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 think I still look pretty good completely barefaced.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I'm going barefaced all day trying to give my skin a break.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, going barefaced isn't always an option; after all, you need to look polished for work and special occasions such as weddings.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation:

barefaced

/ˈberˌfāst/