audacity


audacity

noun, plural au·dac·i·ties.

  1. boldness or daring, especially with confident or arrogant disregard for personal safety, conventional thought, or other restrictions.
  2. effrontery or insolence; shameless boldness: His questioner’s audacity shocked the lecturer.
  3. Usually audacities. audacious or particularly bold or daring acts or statements.
n.

mid-15c., from Medieval Latin audacitas “boldness,” from Latin audacis genitive of audax (see audacious).

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