What does the word effrontery mean?

Usage examples for effrontery

  1. " Her aunt wrote me that she suspected you had the effrontery to- aspire to my daughter's hand. – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  2. " If you imagine," I said, " that I have the effrontery to go to that nunnery- for it is no more nor less than that- and ask the Lady Abbess to lend me one of her nuns to write at my dictation, you have very much mistaken me." – The House of Martha by Frank R. Stockton
  3. But they have effrontery, these priests! – Brazilian Sketches by T. B. Ray