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brazen (adj) open and shameless (in doing bad things); of the color of brass.

Applied to wrongdoing, 'brazen' means doing a wrong thing without being ashamed of it and doing it openly. If a person admits to stealing a thing without being ashamed of it, they are brazen about the theft. 'She is brazen about her relationship with him,' means she does not try to hide her connections with him, especially if others consider it wrong. Anything the color of brass is brazen. The complexion of a person is brazen if it is bright and yellowish.

  • In a brazen act of dishonesty, Regan used for carrying out improvements to his own home, a part of the huge funds meant for the renovation of the company's office.
  • Kerry has become very brazen in his misbehavior towards women. He just does not bother what others think of his making approaches to any and every woman he meets.
  • The brazen color of her complexion matched her blonde hair and the gold ornaments she wore.
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