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antonyms for temerity

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  • carefulness
  • caution
  • cowardice
  • fear
  • humility
  • manners
  • modesty
  • politeness
  • shyness
  • care
  • forethought
  • hesitation
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How to use temerity in a sentence

Who would have the temerity, in such an hour, to oppose the affectionate demonstration?
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
The temerity of Westmacott, whose nature was notoriously timid, had surprised him for a moment.
MISTRESS WILDINGRAFAEL SABATINI
And his friends gasped at his temerity and trembled for him, not knowing what grounds he had for counting himself unassailable.
MISTRESS WILDINGRAFAEL SABATINI
And he would cower in the background blushing his absurd little blushes at his second-hand temerity.
BLAZED TRAIL STORIESSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
Beginning an uncouth lad, he became a sea fighter whose temerity outranks all.
HISTORIC FREDERICKSBURGJOHN T. GOOLRICK
"But they are the same thing," urged Quin, with appalling temerity.
QUINALICE HEGAN RICE
Sea-dogs also were common, one of them had the temerity to attack Rogers.
CELEBRATED TRAVELS AND TRAVELLERSJULES VERNE
In amazement at his temerity, the rooks watched him as if paralysed for a moment.
WOOD MAGICRICHARD JEFFERIES
Many paid the penalty of their temerity with their lives, and were cooked next morning for breakfast.
HURRICANE HURRYW.H.G. KINGSTON
Perhaps the obscure man who had toyed with the lightnings himself but vaguely understood the real meaning of his temerity.
STEAM STEEL AND ELECTRICITYJAMES W. STEELE
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WORDS RELATED TO TEMERITY

  • aggressiveness
  • aplomb
  • arrogance
  • assuredness
  • audacity
  • boldness
  • bravery
  • certainty
  • certitude
  • conviction
  • coolness
  • courage
  • effrontery
  • faith
  • firmness
  • impudence
  • nerve
  • poise
  • positiveness
  • presumption
  • security
  • self-confidence
  • self-reliance
  • sureness
  • surety
  • temerity
  • trust
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