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effrontery
used in Atlas Shrugged

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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
  • There was no reason to feel more revulsion than usual, she thought; he had merely uttered the things which were preached, heard and accepted everywhere; but this creed was usually expounded in the third person, and Jim had had the open effrontery to expound it in the first.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (17% in)
  • He spoke, fighting not to acknowledge the nature of the emotion rising within him, "What sort of effrontery are you indulging in?
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (62% in)

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