V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. overly bold and lacking shame; 2. made of brass or the color of brass; 3. harsh-sounding, as if hitting brass
Synonyms: bold, brassy, impudent, shameless, impetuous, nervy, cheeky
Antonyms: timid, shameful
Tips: Brazen usually describes a negative act or a person who is shameless and has no regard for his or her rudeness or inappropriateness. A person who is brazen is both audacious (overly bold) and brash (harsh and offensive).
Such brazen acts of disrespect will not be tolerated while I'm in charge! (bold, shameless, impudent)
Outside the memorial was a brazen statue of a man in prayer. (brass)
The wedding guest's brazen attempt to steal the attention from the bride by wearing a sexy, white dress was not well regarded. (shameless, nervy)
Her brazen comments were really meant to shock the audience rather than to make any specific point. (bold, impudent, cheeky)
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