Part of speech: noun

Insolent assurance; audacity; impudence.

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Usage examples "effrontery":

  1. " Her aunt wrote me that she suspected you had the effrontery to- aspire to my daughter's hand. - "Out of the Primitive", 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", Frank R. Stockton.
  3. But they have effrontery, these priests! - "Brazilian Sketches", T. B. Ray.