Brazen vs Carnal - What's the difference?

brazen | carnal |


As adjectives the difference between brazen and carnal

is that brazen is (archaic) pertaining to, made of, or resembling brass (in color or strength) while carnal is relating to the physical and especially sexual appetites.

As a verb brazen

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

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
  • , year=1918 , year_published=2008 , edition=HTML , editor= , author=Edgar Rice Burroughs , title=The Gods of Mars , chapter= citation , genre= , publisher=The Gutenberg Project , isbn= , page= , passage= ... an open sea, its blue waters shimmering beneath the brazen sun. }}
  • 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

    carnal

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • relating to the physical and especially sexual appetites
  • worldly or earthly; temporal
  • of or relating to the body or flesh
  • Derived terms

    * carnal knowledge