effrontery


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Synonyms for effrontery

Synonyms for effrontery

Synonyms for effrontery

audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to

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When the supports attached to Tushin's battery had been moved away in the middle of the action by someone's order, the battery had continued firing and was only not captured by the French because the enemy could not surmise that anyone could have the effrontery to continue firing from four quite undefended guns.
I instantly grasped the brazen effrontery of the plucky English skipper--he was going to ram five hundreds tons of U-boat in the face of her trained gun.
When, two days later, he appeared before the King at Winchelsea and reported the outcome of his mission Henry raged and stormed, swearing by all the saints in the calendar that Norman of Torn should hang for his effrontery before the snow flew again.
If monsieur does not know who Nikolas Rokoff is, this last piece of effrontery will insure that monsieur later has good reason to remember him.
Our friend had the effrontery almost to laugh at me.
And in league with it was whiskey, with all its consummate effrontery and vain-glory.
He did not set much of it, possibly fifty feet; yet Charley and I were thunderstruck at the man's effrontery.
And then you have the effrontery to stand here face to face and tell me that you never got labour down and gouged it.
Old Sharon's effrontery was equal to any emergency.
Scores of times I nerved myself almost to the point of asking her, but never quite reached the necessary pitch of effrontery.
I consent, count, and am ready to overlook it; but you perceive that my wife--my wife's a respectable woman --his been exposed to the persecution, and insults, and effrontery of young upstarts, scoundrels.
But Pickwick, gentlemen, Pickwick, the ruthless destroyer of this domestic oasis in the desert of Goswell Street-- Pickwick who has choked up the well, and thrown ashes on the sward--Pickwick, who comes before you to-day with his heartless tomato sauce and warming-pans--Pickwick still rears his head with unblushing effrontery, and gazes without a sigh on the ruin he has made.
To have the effrontery to suggest the devolved government in Cardiff Bay is responsible for all the ills of the M4/valleys lines, shows how out of touch he is with the truth.
What is clear is that it is an insult to anyone held in Guantanamo and their relatives, or anyone who believes in US justice, or to the honour of the Obama administration, for the president's latest spokesman on the issue, Josh Ernest, to have the effrontery to say that closing the detention camp was a national security interest.
I was disgusted to read of one former Marine, hoping to avoid deportation, who has the effrontery to carry a legend "U.