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bra·zen / ˈbrāzən/ • adj. 1. bold and without shame: he went about his illegal business with a brazen assurance a brazen hussy! 2. chiefly poetic/lit. made of brass. ∎  harsh in sound: the music's brazen chords. DERIVATIVES: bra·zen·ly adv. bra·zen·ness n.

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brazen made of brass. OE. bræsen, f. bræs BRASS; see -EN3.
Hence brazen vb. face impudently. XVI.