with the face uncovered.
shameless; impudent; audacious:
a barefaced lie.
without concealment or disguise; boldly open:
a barefaced approach.
He took the barefaced girl under his wing, taught her new tricks—and then exploited her trust in him.
Aurora Snow Reviews ‘Lovelace’ Aurora Snow August 8, 2013
Miss Ophelia was so indignant at the barefaced lie, that she caught the child and shook her.
Uncle Tom’s Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe
The men were barefaced; one said to the other that it was only just past eleven o’clock.
State Trials, Political and Social Various
If you hadnt come to me with that barefaced hoax, I should still be wearing a chain around my ankle.
The Gray Phantom’s Return Herman Landon
Exaggerations the most barefaced were received throughout England.
Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry Thomas Davis
I informed them of what had taken place, earnestly expressing my indignation at the conduct of the barefaced quack.
Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 8, January, 1851 Various
It seemed to me that she was making sport of me with the most barefaced effrontery.
The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
I could not quarter my entire family upon her, it was too barefaced.
The Tree of Knowledge Mrs. Baillie Reynolds
I could be robbed by indirection, but this was too open and barefaced to be endured.
My Bondage and My Freedom Frederick Douglass
Few people are capable of misrepresenting goodness in the barefaced way of saying one thing while they believe another.
Hester, Volume 1 (of 3) Margaret Oliphant
unconcealed or shameless: a barefaced lie
with the face uncovered or shaven
1580s, “with face uncovered or shaven;” see bare (adj.) + face (n.). Thus, “unconcealed” (c.1600), and, in a bad sense, “shameless” (1670s). Cf. effrontery. The half-French bare-vis (adj.) conveyed the same sense in Middle English.
Bold; shameless; unscrupulous •Nearly always seen in barefaced lie or barefaced liar, attested from 1850 (late 1600s+)
Also, barefooted. with the feet bare: a barefoot boy; to walk barefoot. Carpentry. (of a post or stud) secured to a sill or the like without mortising. Contemporary Examples When we met, she was barefoot and dressed in ripped Levis and a T-shirt. How Research into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Turned into an Ugly Fight Casey […]
with the fists bare: a fierce, barefisted fight; to fight barefisted.
- Barefoot doctor
(in China) a layperson trained to provide a number of basic health-care services, especially in rural areas. noun (esp in developing countries) a worker trained as a medical auxiliary in a rural area who dispenses medicine, gives first aid, assists at childbirth, etc barefoot doctor bare·foot doctor (bâr’fut’) n. A lay health care worker, especially […]
with hands uncovered: He caught the baseball barehanded. without tools, weapons, or other means: foolishly coming barehanded to the besieged city. Historical Examples Were he alone with Armand, he would hurl himself at him and try to kill him, barehanded. Shaman Robert Shea You can’t just walk in on a Throg barehanded and be bound […]