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Meaning of AUDACITY

Pronunciation:  o'dasitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery; "he had the audacity to question my decision"
  2. [n]  fearless daring
 

AUDACITY is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: audaciousness, chutzpah, hutzpa, temerity
 
 See Also: assumption, boldness, brass, cheek, daring, effrontery, face, hardihood, nerve, presumption, presumptuousness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Au*dac"i*ty\, n.
1. Daring spirit, resolution, or confidence; venturesomeness.

         The freedom and audacity necessary in the commerce
         of men.                               --Tatler.

2. Reckless daring; presumptuous impudence; -- implying a
   contempt of law or moral restraints.

         With the most arrogant audacity.      --Joye.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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