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audacity

au·dac·i·ty

audacity

 
 
pronunciation:
aw dae sih ti
part of speech: noun
inflections: audacities
definition 1: courage or boldness, often accompanied by a degree of recklessness or arrogance; daring.
It required a certain amount of audacity to accuse the committee of bias in making their decision.Her audacity in standing up to her corrupt boss surprised everyone.
synonyms:
boldness, bravery, courage, daring, fearlessness
similar words:
balls, chutzpah, grit, hardihood, mettle, spunk, valor
definition 2: bold or shameless impudence; brashness; insolence; effrontery.
I can't believe you have the audacity to ask me for help after the way you betrayed me in the past.
synonyms:
brashness, effrontery, gall, impertinence, impudence, insolence, presumption
antonyms:
circumspection
similar words:
arrogance, brass, brazenness, cheek, forwardness, hardihood, lip, nerve
definition 3: a statement, action, or the like, that exhibits such courage or impudence.
synonyms:
derring-do, impertinence
similar words:
arrogance, effrontery, lip