Audacity definition

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Bold or insolent heedlessness of restraints, as of those imposed by prudence, propriety, or convention.
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Shameless or brazen boldness; insolence.
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Bold courage; daring.
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An act or instance of intrepidity or insolent heedlessness.

Warned the students that any audacities committed during the graduation ceremony would be punished.

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Fearless daring; intrepidity.
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An audacious act or remark.
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The definition of audacity is the state of being bold or daring, particularly with disregard for danger or rudeness.

A person who publicly screams at his friend for a minor offense is an example of someone acting with audacity.

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The brash private had the audacity to criticize the general.

Somebody never pays his loans, yet he has the audacity to ask the bank for money.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
audacity
Plural:
audacities

Origin of audacity

  • From Medieval Latin audacitas, from Latin audax (“bold”), from audeō (“I am bold, I dare”).

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