Synonyms of effrontery in English:

effrontery


See definition of effrontery

noun

1‘I am amazed at the effrontery with which the previous speaker lauds himself’

SYNONYMS

impudence, impertinence, cheek, insolence, cheekiness, audacity, temerity, brazenness, forwardness, front, presumption, nerve, gall, pertness, boldness, shamelessness, impoliteness, disrespect, bad manners, unmannerliness, overfamiliarity

answering back, talking back

informal brass, brass neck, neck, face, lip, mouth, cockiness

British informal sauce

Scottish informal snash

North American informal sass, sassiness, nerviness, chutzpah, back talk

informal, dated hide

British informal, dated crust, backchat

rare malapertness, contumely, procacity, assumption

ANTONYMS

timidity


Phrases

    have the effrontery

      ‘one councillor had the effrontery to suggest that 80,000 objectors were an insufficient number of people to be taken into consideration’

      SYNONYMS

      dare, make so bold as, be so bold as, presume, have the temerity, have the audacity, have the nerve, be brave enough, have the courage, go so far as

      take the liberty of