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- A falsehood told with utter confidence and without trying to conceal the fact that it is false, especially a planned or deliberate falsehood.
- I understand that salespeople try to explain things in a positive way, but that was a barefaced lie.
falsehood told with utter confidence without trying to conceal the fact that it is false
- "Barefaced lie" in Michael Quinion, Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds, 2004.