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barefaced liar

One who tells blatantly obvious or impudent untruths easily and with little or no attempt to disguise the lie. Everyone knows he is just a barefaced liar. It's a wonder anyone believes a thing he says anymore.
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barefaced lie

A blatantly obvious or impudent untruth, one in which the liar does not attempt to disguise their mendacity. My opponent's assertion that I intend to raise the tax rates is baseless; it is nothing but a barefaced lie.
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barefaced lie

A shameless falsehood. For example, Bill could tell a barefaced lie with a straight face. The adjective barefaced means "beardless," and one theory is that in the 1500s this condition was considered brazen in all but the youngest males. By the late 1600s barefaced also meant "brazen" or "bold," the meaning alluded to in this phrase.
See also: barefaced, lie

barefaced lie/liar

A shamelessly bold untruth/prevaricator. Bare here means bold-faced or brazen, but one writer speculates that barefaced, which dates from the late sixteenth century, originally meant “beardless,” a condition perhaps considered audacious in all but the youngest men. In any event, by the late seventeenth century it also meant bold and became attached to lie in succeeding years. See also naked truth.
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And, if the dark deed is done, truly joining forces with his comrade in arms Bong Revilla, who, curiously, was earlier acquitted of looting the pork barrel, in haranguing the electorate and barefacedly claiming clean hands: 'Wala akong ninakaw ni sentimo sa taumbayan.'
But rather than admit its shortcomings, the administration has elected to pour more fuel on an already raging inferno by barefacedly insulting the collective intelligence of Nigerians at any given opportunity through spurious claims of success.
Not only were Romney and Ryan remorseless decanting blame but poured it on barefacedly, putting the unavoidable sluggish economic aftermath of the Bush recession on Obama's ineptness-despite 1,6 million jobs created in the last 12 months, while facing an intensely disruptive Republican House majority.
'In fact, the dam, which President Buhari barefacedly said he had completed, is overgrown with weeds, while the road leading to the complex has collapsed.
Think of the Cayetanos literally making a family affair of the elections, and barefacedly claiming a moral edge.
'In fact, the dam, which President Buhari barefacedly said that he has completed, is overgrown with weeds, while the road leading to the complex has collapsed.
Asked to comment on Lovato's statement, Carey barefacedly 'shaded' her.
He even accused Paje of "barefacedly lying" before the committee when the Secretary insisted that the DMCI still has a valid environmental compliance certificate (ECC) to operate in the foreshore area.
Done breathtakingly barefacedly to the nationals of another country.