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temerity

te·mer·i·ty

temerity

 
pronunciation:
t me rih ti
part of speech: noun
definition: reckless or foolish boldness; rash disregard of danger.
He'd done risky things in the past, but no one thought he had the temerity to set out to scale the mountain alone.
synonyms:
brashness, foolhardiness, hardihood, rashness, recklessness
antonyms:
caution
similar words:
audacity, brazenness, impetuosity