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 Dictionary entry overview: What does effrontery mean? 

  The noun EFFRONTERY has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: EFFRONTERY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1effrontery [BACK TO TOP]


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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


effrontery; presumptuousness; presumption; assumption

Context example:

he despised them for their presumptuousness

Hypernyms ("effrontery" is a kind of...):

audaciousness; audacity (aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "effrontery"):

uppishness; uppityness (assumption of airs beyond one's station)

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