The current status of this trio of lie-and-liar descriptors is this: both bold-faced and bald-faced are used, but bald-faced is decidedly the preferred term in published, edited text. Barefaced is the oldest, and is still in use, but it’s the least common. To report otherwise would be a bald-faced lie.
What does a bold face lie mean?
A blatantly obvious and/or impudent untruth, one in which the liar does not attempt to disguise their mendacity. Sir, I have never done these things of which you accuse me; they are bold-faced lies, and nothing more.
What does bald face mean?
: easy to see and understand as being bad. : showing no guilt or shame : not hiding bad behavior. See the full definition for bald-faced in the English Language Learners Dictionary. Comments on bald-faced.
Is a white lie?
: a lie about a small or unimportant matter that someone tells to avoid hurting another person He told a (little) white lie as his excuse for missing the party.
What do you mean by bald?
Bald describes a person as having no or little hair on their head. Bald also means to lose one’s hair and describes something as being out in the open or not hidden. Bald has several other senses as an adjective and one as a noun. A bald person lacks hair on their head.
Is it bold or bald?
Bald is an adjective used to describe someone (usually a man) with no hair on their head. For example: Hermine was shocked to realise her Second Life avatar had lost its hair and she was bald. Bold is an adjective used to describe a someone who is fearless and courageous.
What is a bare faced 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.