Barefaced - meaning and definition. What is Barefaced
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What (who) is Barefaced - definition

White lie; White Lie; Dissembling; Dissemble; Patent untruth; Lie of omission; Fibbing; Polite lie; Compound lie; Lying by omission; Behavioral signals of lying; Porky pie; Untruth; Fibster; Liar; Barefaced lie; Butler lie; Contextual lie; Emergency lie; Fabrication (lie); Fib (lie); Lying through your teeth; Lying in trade; Jocose lie; Haystack answer; Lie by omission; Communication of falsehood; Bold-faced lie; Bald-faced lie; Lying; Lying liar; Fibbed; Religious views on lying
  • A motivational poster about lying declares "An [[ostrich]] only thinks he 'covers up'"
  • ''1984'' by [[George Orwell]]
  • Portrait bust]] of Aristotle made by [[Lysippos]]
  • automotive repair]] shops in California.
  • ''St. Augustine'' by [[Carlo Crivelli]]
  • Darius I, imagined by a Greek painter, fourth century BCE
  • Infographic ''How to spot fake news'' published by the [[International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions]]
  • A [[Torah scroll]] recovered from [[Glockengasse Synagogue]] in [[Cologne]]
  • The character of [[Pinocchio]], whose nose grows when he tells a lie, has become a symbol of untruthfulness.
  • [[Pinocchio]], a symbol of untruthfulness
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·adj With the face uncovered; not masked.
II. Barefaced ·adj Without concealment; undisguised. Hence: Shameless; audacious.
Undisguised, unreserved, unconcealed, palpable, conspicuous, glaring, notable, notorious.
Impudent, presumptuous, brazen, shameless, audacious.
¦ adjective shameless and undisguised: a barefaced lie.
barefacedly adverb
barefacedness noun



A lie is an assertion that is believed to be false, typically used with the purpose of deceiving or misleading someone. The practice of communicating lies is called lying. A person who communicates a lie may be termed a liar. Lies can be interpreted as deliberately false statements or misleading statements. Lies may also serve a variety of instrumental, interpersonal, or psychological functions for the individuals who use them.

Generally, the term "lie" carries a negative connotation, and depending on the context a person who communicates a lie may be subject to social, legal, religious, or criminal sanctions; for instance, perjury, or the act of lying under oath, can result in criminal and civil charges being pressed against the perjurer.

Although people in many cultures believe that deception can be detected by observing nonverbal behaviors (e.g. not making eye contact, fidgeting, stuttering) research indicates that people overestimate both the significance of such cues and their ability to make accurate judgements about deception. More generally, people's ability to make true judgments is affected by biases towards accepting incoming information and interpreting feelings as evidence of truth. People do not always check incoming assertions against their memory.

Examples of use of Barefaced
1. It is not known how much they earned from what Judge Jonathan Teare called a "massive and barefaced scam" and efforts are continuing to trace missing funds.
2. Inexplicably, the only person known to have the right qualifications, in terms of fabulation, perjury experience and barefaced cheek – not forgetting membership of the house – hasn‘t applied.
3. Barefaced: Brave Jaime Winstone took to the catwalk at Vivienne Westwood‘s London Fashion Week show sans make–up last night Read more...
4. Article continues Pursuing, if you will forgive us, the barefaced PR puffery, we learn to our consternation that more women would prefer to go to bed with Adolf Hitler than George Bush.
5. Afghanistan training camp Parts of the tape show Bin Laden – wearing a dark robe and white head gear – strolling through an Afghan training camp, greeting dozens of followers, some masked, some barefaced, many carrying automatic weapons.