n. shameless or brazen boldness; insolent and shameless audacity
She had the effrontery to insult the guest.
Sentence in Classic:
This fellow, turning traitor, and accusing Epicharis to Nero, so stoutly did she deny the charge, that Nero, confounded by her effrontery, let her go.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
He had pushed his way by sheer instinct and sheerer effrontery on to the stage and to the front of it, with his plays.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
He stood close to her, and the effrontery in his eyes repelled the old, vanishing self in her, yet drew all her awakening sensuousness.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin Context
In France, my dear sir, half such a piece of effrontery as that would cause you to be quickly despatched to Toulon for five years, for change of air.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context