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chutz·pah

chutzpah

 
pronunciation:
khUts p [or] hUts p
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part of speech: noun
definition: sheer audacity or gutsiness; utter nerve.
No one had ever agreed with the chairman on these issues, but no one had ever had the chutzpah to challenge him before.
synonyms:
audacity, ballsiness, boldness, gutsiness
antonyms:
hesitancy, timidity
similar words:
effrontery, temerity
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