audacity

[ aw-das-i-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF audacity

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AUDACITY

The mother's manner was a crushing rebuke to the young man for his audacity.

"He certainly is not lacking in audacity," thought Mr. Morgan.

She had a fondness and admiration for this child and her audacity.

Buttner, thinking to punish him for his audacity, put a 'poser' to him, and awaited the result.

Your coming here is an affront, an impertinence, an audacity.

The essential elements of our poetry will be courage, audacity, and revolt.

At first Miss Sommerton seemed to resent the audacity of this request.

The audacity of the rebels is stimulated by our sluggishness.

Cleo's audacity had caught the audience by the throat so that it could not breathe.

And were you not, for your audacity, left to brood ten days and nights in gaol?

WORD ORIGIN

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

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