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Synonyms for temerity
təˈmɛr ɪ titemer·i·ty

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  1. temeritynoun

    gall, foolhardiness, recklessness, cheek, brashness, audacity, rashness, chutzpah

  2. temeritynoun

    Reckless boldness; foolish bravery.

    rashness, cheek, recklessness, brashness, gall, audacity, chutzpah, foolhardiness

  3. temeritynoun

    An act or case of reckless boldness.

    brashness, chutzpah, cheek, recklessness, foolhardiness, rashness, audacity, gall

  4. temeritynoun

    Effrontery; impudence.

    brashness, chutzpah, gall, audacity, rashness, cheek, recklessness, foolhardiness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. temerity

    Rashness applies to the actual rushing into danger without counting the cost; temerity denotes the needless exposure of oneself to peril which is or might be clearly seen to be such. Rashness is used chiefly of bodily acts, temerity often of mental or social matters; there may be a noble rashness, but temerity is always used in a bad sense. We say it is amazing that one should have had the temerity to make a statement which could be readily proved a falsehood, or to make an unworthy proposal to one sure to resent it; in such use temerity is often closely allied to hardihood, audacity, or presumption. Venturesomeness dallies on the edge of danger and experiments with it; foolhardiness rushes in for want of sense, heedlessness for want of attention, rashness for want of reflection, recklessness from disregard of consequences. Audacity, in the sense here considered, denotes a dashing and somewhat reckless courage, in defiance of conventionalities, or of other men's opinions, or of what would be deemed probable consequences; as, the audacity of a successful financier. Compare EFFRONTERY.

    audacity, foolhardiness, hardihood, hastiness, heedlessness, over-confidence, precipitancy, precipitation, presumption, rashness, recklessness, venturesomeness

    care, caution, circumspection, cowardice, hesitation, timidity, wariness

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. temerity

    rashness, audacity, precipitancy, overventuresomeness, foolhardiness

    timidity, caution, circumspection, wariness, calculation

Princeton's WordNet

  1. audacity, audaciousness, temeritynoun

    fearless daring

    audaciousness, audacity

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. temeritynoun

    recklessness (of disposition), RASHNESS, heedlessness, venturesomeness, hastiness, precipitancy, inconsiderateness, presumption, fool-hardiness, precipitation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. temeritynoun

    audacity, boldness, presumption, recklessness, foolhardiness, rashness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "temerity":

    'audace, audacity, recklessness, daring

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  1. Henry George:

    If I have worked harder and built myself a good house while you have been content to live in a hovel, the tax gatherer now comes annually to make me pay a penalty for my energy and industry by taxing me more than you. If I have saved while you wasted, I am [taxed] while you are exempt. If a man built a ship, we make him pay for his temerity as though he had done injury to the state; if a railroad be opened, down comes the tax collector upon it as though were a public nuisance.... We punish with a tax the man who covers barren fields with ripening grain; we fine him who puts up machinery and him who drains a swamp. To abolish these taxes would be to lift the whole enormous weight of taxation from productive industry.... The state would say to the producer, 'Be as industrious, as thrifty, as enterprising as you choose. You shall have your full reward!

  2. Ron DeSantis:

    Now, what the AP did by trying to create a false narrative is some people may believe the narrative and then think that this is not a viable treatment for them so if they're infected, they will not go seek a monoclonal antibody and that will ultimately increase their risk of hospitalization, so the AP knew what they were doing, they wanted to do a political hit on me and the fallout from that is that there will likely be people who decline life-saving treatment. And then they have the temerity to act like they were the victim when they got called out on their hit piece.

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