* (archaic), (obsolete), heretick (obsolete), (l) (archaic)
Someone who, in the opinion of others, believes contrary to the fundamental tenets of a religion he claims to belong to.
- In the framework of traditional medical ethics, the patient
deserves humane attention only insofar as he is potentially
healthy and is willing to be healthy—just as in the framework
of traditional Christian ethics, the heretic deserved humane
attention only insofar as he was potentially a true believer and
was willing to become one. In the one case, people are
accepted as human beings only because they might be healthy
citizens; in the other, only because they might be faithful
Christians. In short, neither was heresy formerly, nor is sick-
ness now, given the kind of humane recognition which, from
the point of view of an ethic of respect and tolerance, they
(archaic) Heretical]]; of or pertaining to heresy or [[#Noun, heretics.
(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