Definition of audacity
1 : the quality or state of being audacious: such asa : intrepid boldness knights admired for their audacityb : 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.
Recent Examples of audacity from the Web
This is the hefty price Williams has paid for living in her skin and having the audacity to be phenomenal.
The bird, perhaps shocked at her audacity, turned and flew away.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Richard and Mildred Loving had the audacity to marry, Virginia law officers jailed them.
Coming within hours of a report in Forbes that the Trump organization profited from events held to benefit Eric Trump's cancer charity, young Trump's complaints match his father's record of audacity under fire.
Off-color or offensive humor is anyone’s prerogative in private, but to have the audacity to do it in a college admit forum says to me Harvard was right to rescind admissions offers.
Once, Whitlock, a man shaped like a football that swallowed a Buick, had the audacity to publicly blast tennis great Serena Williams’ weight.
Both the Cavaliers and the Warriors are marvels to behold, often combining the truisms of the game — move without the ball, find the open man, pick and roll, pick and roll — with refreshing audacity and panache.
Anecdotes about Mattis’s audacity in the field are legion.
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Synonym Discussion of audacity
AUDACITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of audacity for English Language Learners
: a confident and daring quality that is often seen as shocking or rude : an audacious quality
AUDACITY Defined for Kids
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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