Synonyms of effrontery in English:

effrontery


See definition of effrontery

noun

1‘I am amazed at the effrontery with which the previous speaker lauds himself’

SYNONYMS
impudence, impertinence, cheek, insolence, cheekiness, audacity, temerity, brazenness, forwardness, front, presumption, nerve, gall, pertness, boldness, shamelessness, impoliteness, disrespect, bad manners, unmannerliness, overfamiliarity
answering back, talking back
informal brass, brass neck, neck, face, lip, mouth, cockiness
British informal sauce
Scottish informal snash
North American informal sass, sassiness, nerviness, chutzpah, back talk
informal, dated hide
British informal, dated crust, backchat
rare malapertness, contumely, procacity, assumption
ANTONYMS

timidity


Phrases

    have the effrontery

    ‘one councillor had the effrontery to suggest that 80,000 objectors were an insufficient number of people to be taken into consideration’


    SYNONYMS

    dare, make so bold as, be so bold as, presume, have the temerity, have the audacity, have the nerve, be brave enough, have the courage, go so far as

    take the liberty of