1. Unrestrained by a sense of shame; rudely bold. See Synonyms at shameless.
2. Having a loud, usually harsh, resonant sound: "sudden brazen clashes of the soldiers' band" (James Joyce).
a. Made of brass.
b. Resembling brass, as in color or strength.
tr.v. bra·zened, bra·zen·ing, bra·zens
To face or undergo with bold self-assurance: brazened out the crisis.
[Middle English brasen, made of brass, from Old English bræsen, from bræs, brass.]
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