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effrontery
used in The Importance of Being Earnest

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Definition
rude and disrespectful behavior — often made by someone who does not realize they are being rude — as when someone is presumptuous or impolitely bold
  • What effrontery!
    Act 3 — Morning-room at the Manor House (2% in)
effrontery = impolite boldness
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