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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. Attorney Casey Yontz:

    This is one of the most egregious emails I’ve seen in my career, to think they would have the audacity to think that it’s OK to write a thought like that in an email says a lot about what is going on over there.

  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. Dorothee Deluzy:

    Perseverance and audacity generally win.

  4. Tudor Dixon:

    Gretchen Whitmer continues to take cues directly from her union bosses who shut schools down, kept our kids locked down at home longer than necessary, and created an education crisis in our state. She stood on the debate stage and blatantly lied that Michigan schools were only closed down for 3 months, her running-mate Garlin Gilchrist even had the audacity to say we must first take care of the adults in our education system - total disregard for kids and parents.

  5. District Judge Tanya Chutkan:

    Mr. Smocks, from the safety of his hotel room, had the nerve to call people trying to defend the Capitol that day' cowards,' he had the audacity to call the rioters' patriots.'.

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