shameless or impudent:
brazen presumption.
made of brass.
like brass, as in sound, color, or strength.
to make brazen or bold.
brazen out/through, to face boldly or shamelessly:
He prefers to brazen it out rather than admit defeat.
Contemporary Examples

Hillary’s Tricky Iran Game Leslie H. Gelb June 12, 2009
Paul Begala: Newt’s Shameless Chutzpah Saves Him in Fox Debate Paul Begala December 15, 2011
The Economics of Puppy Management Megan McArdle February 21, 2013
‘Heroic Old Warhorse’ Jan Morris February 17, 2011
Iran Says Take Off the Veil—and Be Raped IranWire June 8, 2014

Historical Examples

To Him That Hath Leroy Scott
Philothea Lydia Maria Child
With Edged Tools Henry Seton Merriman
Philothea Lydia Maria Child
The Betrayal of John Fordham B.L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon

shameless and bold
made of or resembling brass
having a ringing metallic sound like that of a brass trumpet
verb (transitive)
usually foll by out or through. to face and overcome boldly or shamelessly: the witness brazened out the prosecutor’s questions
to make (oneself, etc) bold or brash


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