Definition of in-your-face in English:



  • Blatantly aggressive or provocative; impossible to ignore or avoid.

    ‘hard-boiled, in-your-face action thrillers’
    • ‘This is such a great idea that we are convinced other stadiums will follow suit and go for in-your-face product branding.’
    • ‘The beachfront, for example, is three quarters of a mile of dense, in-your-face, swelling sea along a flat, featureless bay.’
    • ‘He was a product of the aggressive, cowboy culture of in-your-face broadcast journalism; he cut corners.’
    • ‘Maxey said he will avoid in-your-face confrontation that is certain to energize amendment supporters.’
    • ‘I have to say, she has run a very feisty, in-your-face campaign.’
    • ‘Peaches makes no apologies for her brazen, in-your-face lyrics.’
    • ‘There are no ballads or melodies, just raw, heavy in-your-face aggression.’
    • ‘It seems the fall trend in Hollywood is the secret romance, as opposed to the previous trend of in-your-face romance.’
    • ‘She uses an edgy, in-your-face style to break the communication barrier around the eternal issues and dilemmas of desire.’
    • ‘The grille design is certainly in tune with the aggressive trends of the moment, but not as in-your-face as some.’
    forceful, incisive, strong, powerful, vigorous, vivacious, zestful, animated, dynamic, enthusiastic, effective, impressive, striking, telling, influential, cogent, compelling, convincing, persuasive, eloquent, dramatic, passionate, graphic, vivid, moving, potent, authoritative, great, forcible, aggressive, irresistible, effectual
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1970s: from in your face, used as a derisive insult.



/ˈɪn jər ˈˌfeɪs//ˈin yər ˈˌfās/