Definition of Audacity

1. Noun. Fearless daring.

Exact synonyms: Audaciousness, Temerity
Generic synonyms: Boldness, Daring, Hardihood, Hardiness
Derivative terms: Audacious, Audacious, Audacious, Audacious, Temerarious



2. Noun. Aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery. "He had the audacity to question my decision"
Exact synonyms: Audaciousness
Generic synonyms: Boldness, Brass, Cheek, Face, Nerve
Specialized synonyms: Assumption, Effrontery, Presumption, Presumptuousness
Derivative terms: Audacious, Audacious

Definition of Audacity

1. n. Daring spirit, resolution, or confidence; venturesomeness.

Definition of Audacity

1. Noun. Insolent boldness, especially when imprudent or unconventional. ¹

2. Noun. Fearlessness, intrepid daring. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Audacity

1. boldness [n -TIES] - See also: boldness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Audacity

auctionlike
auctions
auctorial
auctorial descriptive
auctorial descriptives
auctorum
auctorum non
aucuba
aucubas
aud.
audacious
audaciously
audaciousness
audaciousnesses
audacities
audacity (current term)
audad
audads
audax
audi alteram partem
audial
audibilities
audibility
audible
audibled
audibleness
audibles
audibling
audibly
audience

Literary usage of Audacity

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1. Crabb's English Synonyms by George Crabb (1917)
"audacity, from audacious, in French audacieux, Latin audax and ... audacity expresses more than effrontery; the first has something of vehemence, ..."

2. Twenty Years of Congress: From Lincoln to Garfield ; with a Review of the by James Gillespie Blaine (1884)
"audacity OVERCOMES NUMBERS. — WHIG PARTY OF THE SOUTH. — ITS BRILLIANT ARRAY OF LEADERS. — ITS DESTRUCTION. THE negotiation which the seceding State of ..."

3. Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution: With an by Lorenzo Sabine (1864)
"I find Stewart spoken of as guilty of chicanery, and as having had " the audacity to insult the Governor of Nova Scotia with impertinent letters. ..."

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