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So much of the pushback describes the memo as if it targets virtually any parent with the temerity to question their school board officials.

Should the caller have the temerity to ask where they were, the phone call would be quietly ended.

Some time ago, I wrote a blog post in which I had the temerity to question the validity of chronic Lyme diagnoses.

Stalin-worship aside, he had the temerity to tell truths about Hitler and his war machine that many others preferred to ignore.

Just two weeks ago, The New York Times Magazine had the temerity to ask, “Has the Libertarian Moment Finally Arrived?”

Nor is it where the gunman then viciously pistol whips his victim repeatedly for having the temerity not to die.

Who would have the temerity, in such an hour, to oppose the affectionate demonstration?

The temerity of Westmacott, whose nature was notoriously timid, had surprised him for a moment.

And his friends gasped at his temerity and trembled for him, not knowing what grounds he had for counting himself unassailable.

And he would cower in the background blushing his absurd little blushes at his second-hand temerity.

Beginning an uncouth lad, he became a sea fighter whose temerity outranks all.


On this page you'll find 79 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to temerity, such as: assurance, boldness, brass, carelessness, daring, and effrontery.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.