audacity definition

  • noun:
    • Fearless daring; intrepidity.
    • Bold or insolent heedlessness of restraints, by those enforced by prudence, propriety, or convention.
    • An act or example of intrepidity or insolent heedlessness: warned the pupils than just about any audacities committed through the graduation ceremony will be penalized.
    • Insolent boldness, particularly when imprudent or unconventional.
    • Fearlessness, intrepid daring.
    • Daring nature, resolution, or self-confidence; venturesomeness.
    • Reckless daring; presumptuous impudence; -- implying a contempt of law or ethical restraints.
    • Boldness; bold; confidence; intrepidity.
    • careless bold; venturesomeness.
    • Audaciousness; presumptuous impudence; effrontery: in a bad sense, and often implying a contempt of law or moral restraint: as, “arrogant audacity,”
    • An audacious individual or act.
    • intense boldness or unmitigated effrontery
    • fearless bold

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