AskDefine | Define brassy

Dictionary Definition

brassy adj
1 resembling the sound of a brass instrument [syn: brasslike]
2 tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments" [syn: cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy]
3 unrestrained by convention or propriety; "an audacious trick to pull"; "a barefaced hypocrite"; "the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times; "bold-faced lies"; "brazen arrogance"; "the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell [syn: audacious, barefaced, bodacious, bold-faced, brazen, brazen-faced, insolent] [also: brassiest, brassier]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • (RP): /ˈbrɑːsi/, /"brA:si/
  • (US): brăsʹē, /ˈbræsi/, /"br

Extensive Definition

Brassy may refer to:
brassy in German: Brassy
brassy in French: Brassy
brassy in Italian: Brassy
brassy in Dutch: Brassy
brassy in Polish: Brassy
brassy in Sicilian: Brassy

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Titian, adust, affront, arrant, arrogant, auburn, audacious, aureate, aweless, barefaced, bay, bay-colored, bayard, beard, bell the cat, bite the bullet, blaring, blatant, blatting, blustering, boisterous, bold, bold as brass, boldfaced, brash, brass, brave, brawling, brazen, brazen out, brazenfaced, bronze, bronze-colored, bronzed, bronzy, brownish-red, bumptious, callous, calloused, case-hardened, castaneous, challenging, cheeky, chestnut, chestnut-brown, choked, clamant, clamorous, clamoursome, clanging, clangorous, clattery, coarse, cocky, colorful, confront, conscienceless, contemptuous, copper, copper-colored, coppery, cracked, croaking, croaky, crude, cupreous, cuprous, daring, defiant, defying, derisive, disdainful, disregardful, dissonant, dry, exhibitionistic, extravagant, face, face the music, face up, face up to, ferrous, ferruginous, flagrant, flamboyant, flaring, flashy, flaunting, florid, forward, foxy, fresh, front, garish, gaudy, gilt, glaring, gold, gold-filled, gold-plated, golden, gorgeous, grating, greatly daring, gruff, guttural, hard, hardened, hardhearted, harsh, harsh-sounding, heartless, henna, hoarse, hubristic, husky, immodest, impertinent, improvident, imprudent, impudent, incautious, indiscreet, indurated, injudicious, insolent, inured, iron, ironlike, lead, leaden, liver-brown, liver-colored, livid-brown, lost to shame, loud, lurid, mafficking, mahogany, meet, meet boldly, meet head-on, mercurial, mercurous, meretricious, metallic, nickel, nickelic, nickeline, noiseful, noisy, notorious, obdurate, obstreperous, obtrusive, overbold, overcareless, overconfident, oversure, overweening, pert, pewter, pewtery, quicksilver, rackety, ragged, rash, raucid, raucous, reddish-brown, regardless of consequences, rip-roaring, roan, rough, roupy, rowdy, rubiginous, rude, rufous, run the gauntlet, russet, russety, rust, rust-colored, rusty, saucy, screaming, seared, sensational, set at defiance, shameless, shrill, silver, silver-plated, silvery, speak out, speak up, spectacular, squawking, squawky, stand up to, steel, steely, stertorous, strangled, strepitant, strepitous, strident, sunburned, swaggering, tawdry, temerarious, terra-cotta, thick, throaty, tin, tinny, tumultuous, turbulent, unabashed, unashamed, unblushing, unchary, unembarrassed, unmodest, unwary, uproarious, vociferous, vulgar
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