Audacity - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɔːˈdæsəti|  American pronunciation of the word audacity
Brit.  |ɔːˈdasɪti|  British pronunciation of the word audacity

noun

- fearless daring (syn: audaciousness, temerity)
- aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery(syn: audaciousness)

he had the audacity to question my decision

Examples

I could not believe their audacity.

He had the audacity to suggest that it was all my fault.

He had the audacity to ask for an increase in salary.

I can't believe he had the audacity to ask me for more money!

he had the audacity to question my decision

He tried the tone of humility; he tried that of audacity. (Jas. Mill)

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