Audacity vs Brazen - What's the difference?

audacity | brazen |


As a noun audacity

is insolent boldness, especially when imprudent or unconventional.

As an adjective brazen is

(archaic) pertaining to, made of, or resembling brass (in color or strength).

As a verb brazen is

to carry through in a brazen manner generally used with out'' or ''through .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

audacity

English

Noun

(audacities)
  • Insolent boldness, especially when imprudent or unconventional.
  • The brash private had the audacity to criticize the general.
    Somebody never pays his loans, yet he has the audacity to ask the bank for money.
  • *
  • Fearlessness, intrepid daring.
  • Synonyms

    * (insolent boldness) audaciousness, outdaciousness, temerity

    brazen

    English

    Alternative forms

    *

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (archaic) Pertaining to, made of, or resembling brass (in color or strength).
  • * 1786 , Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons , page 31.
  • Brazen or rather copper swords seem to have been next introduced; these in process of time, workmen learned to harden by the addition of some other metal or mineral, which rendered them almost equal in temper to iron.
  • * {{quote-book
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  • Sounding harsh and loud, like brass cymbals or brass instruments.
  • (archaic) Extremely strong; impenetrable.
  • Shamelessly shocking and offensive; impudent; barefaced; immodest; or unblushing.
  • Brazen enough to spit on one of her students during class and wipe it in with her hand.

    Derived terms

    * brazen age * brazen sea

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To carry through in a brazen manner. Generally used with out'' or ''through .
  • * W. Black.
  • Sabina brazened it out before Mrs. Wygram, but inwardly she was resolved to be a good deal more circumspect.

    Derived terms

    * brazen it out