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Synonyms for audacity
ɔˈdæs ɪ tiau·dac·i·ty

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  1. audacitynoun

    Insolent boldness, especially when imprudent or unconventional.

    outdaciousness, temerity, audaciousness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. audacity

    Audacity, in the sense here considered, is a reckless defiance of law, decency, public opinion, or personal rights, claims, or views, approaching the meaning of impudence or shamelessness, but always carrying the thought of the personal risk that one disregards in such defiance; the merely impudent or shameless person may take no thought of consequences; the audacious person recognizes and recklessly braves them. Hardihood defies and disregards the rational judgment of men. Effrontery (Latin effrons, barefaced, shameless) adds to audacity and hardihood the special element of defiance of considerations of propriety, duty, and respect for others, yet not to the extent implied in impudence or shamelessness. Impudence disregards what is due to superiors; shamelessness defies decency. Boldness is forward-stepping courage, spoken of with reference to the presence and observation of others; boldness, in the good sense, is courage viewed from the outside; but the word is frequently used in an unfavorable sense to indicate a lack of proper sensitiveness and modesty. Compare ASSURANCE; BRAVE.

    assurance, boldness, brass, effrontery, hardihood, impudence, insolence, shamelessness

    bashfulness, coyness, diffidence, modesty, sensitiveness, shrinking, shyness, timidity

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. audacity

    boldness, rashness, temerity, recklessness, hardihood

    caution, self-preservation, timidity, calculation, forethought, foresight, diffidence, inadventurousness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. audacity, audaciousness, temeritynoun

    fearless daring

    temerity, audaciousness

  2. audacity, audaciousnessnoun

    aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery

    "he had the audacity to question my decision"

    temerity, audaciousness

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. audacitynoun

    boldness, daring, fearlessness, courage, intrepidity, venturesomeness, hardihood

  2. audacitynoun

    impudence, insolence, impertinence, sauciness, effrontery, presumptuousness, presumption, assurance, face, front, brass, CHEEK

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "audacity":

    boldness, 'audace, daring, courage, temerity, nerve

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  1. Sean Edwards:

    You have an adult mother who had the audacity to leave her one-year-old in the custody with several other children.

  2. Natasha Eubanks:

    Having the audacity -- because that's what it is -- to exhibit self-sovereignty has always been a privilege reserved for men, especially white men, yet here is Meghan exhibiting this 'audacity' and it's being ... pushed forward by a white man who happens to be her husband.

  3. Brandon Dillon:

    I think the most egregious thing about Rubio coming to Michigan is the fact that he has the audacity to do so in Detroit when, if he had had his way, Detroit would have gone bankrupt. Without the auto bailout, this state would be in a depression, under Rubio's plan, we would have been left for dead. Rubio and other GOP candidates have a plan that favors the rich over the middle class.

  4. Nancy Northup:

    No one should be forced to delay health care because politicians have the audacity to presume to know what is best for a woman and her family.

  5. The Pope:

    Those who lose their inner serenity, their vivacity and audacity, to hide behind their papers, becoming like procedural machines rather than men of God. This is dangerous to lose human sensitivity, so necessary in order to cry with those who cry and enjoy with those who enjoy.

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