An example of temerity is when you question your boss about a decision he was clearly proud of having made.
Origin of temerityMiddle English temeryte ; from Classical Latin temeritas ; from temere, rashly, blindly ; from Indo-European base an unverified form tem-, dark from source Old Saxon thimm, dark, Classical Latin tenebrae, darkness
Origin of temerityMiddle English temerite, from Old French, from Latin temerit&amacron;s, from temere, rashly.
(countable and uncountable, plural temerities)
From Latin temeritÄs (“chance, accident, rashness"), from (“by chance, casually, rashly").