Synonyms of effrontery in English:


See definition of effrontery


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


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

dated, informal hide

British dated, informal crust, backchat

rare malapertness, contumely, procacity, assumption




    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’


      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