Barefaced

Audacious, shameless, impudent. This seems to imply that social and good manners require concealment, or, at any rate, to veil the face with “white lies.” In Latin —retecta facie; in French —à visage découvert. Cassius says to his friend Brutus, “If I have veiled my looks ...,” that is, concealed my thoughts from you.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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