effrontery Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “effrontery” in the English Dictionary

"effrontery" in British English

See all translations

effronterynoun [U]

uk   /ɪˈfrʌn.tər.i/  us   /-t̬ɚ-/ formal
extremerudeness without any ​ability to ​understand that ​yourbehaviour is not ​acceptable to other ​people: He was ​silent all through the ​meal and then had the effrontery to ​complain that I ​lookedbored!
(Definition of effrontery from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “effrontery”
in Spanish descaro…
in Vietnamese tính vô liêm sỉ…
in Malaysian sikap kurang ajar…
in Thai ความไร้ยางอาย…
in French effronterie…
in German die Frechheit…
in Chinese (Simplified) 厚颜无耻, 放肆…
in Indonesian kelancangan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 厚顔無恥, 放肆…
What is the pronunciation of effrontery?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More