affrontery

All Noun
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  • This Englishman should neither out-do him in generosity nor affrontery. Cited from Sustained honor, by John R. Musick
  • He performed this task well and wrote to Leicester but had the affrontery to write directly to Queen Elizabeth for which Leicester upbraided him.
  • With an affrontery that did not falter, and knew not how to blush, he detailed his own participation in the acts for which he was prosecuting me as a participator. Cited from Speeches from the Dock, Part I, by Various
  • Instead of admitting defeat, Robert-Houdin, irked at the friend's affrontery, used this insult to regain his courage, and persevered in giving the show a long run at his little theatre.