Meaning of effrontery

ef•fron•ter•y

Pronunciation: (i-frun'tu-rē), [key]
— pl. -ter•ies.
  1. shameless or impudent boldness; barefaced audacity: She had the effrontery to ask for two free samples.
  2. an act or instance of this.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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