Simple Definition of audacity
: a confident and daring quality that is often seen as shocking or rude : an audacious quality
Full Definition of audacityplural
1 : the quality or state of being audacious: as a : intrepid boldness b : bold or arrogant disregard of normal restraints <had the audacity to defy his boss>
2 : an audacious act —usually used in plural <her worst audacities did not seem to surprise him — Edith Wharton>
Examples of audacity in a sentence
I could not believe their audacity.
He had the audacity to suggest that it was all my fault.
Origin and Etymology of audacity
Middle English audacite, from Latin audac-, audax
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of audacity
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Definition of audacity for Students
: a bold and daring quality that is sometimes shocking or rude <She had the audacity to show up uninvited.>
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