Audacity vs Brazen - What's the difference?
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?
Insolent boldness, especially when imprudent or unconventional.
- The brash private had the audacity to criticize the general.
Fearlessness, intrepid daring.
- Somebody never pays his loans, yet he has the audacity to ask the bank for money.
* (insolent boldness) audaciousness, outdaciousness, temerity
(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.
, author=Edgar Rice Burroughs
, title=The Gods of Mars
, publisher=The Gutenberg Project
, passage= ... an open sea, its blue waters shimmering beneath the brazen
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.
* brazen age
* brazen sea
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.
* brazen it out