boldness or daring, especially with confident or arrogant disregard for personal safety, conventional thought, or other restrictions.
effrontery or insolence; shameless boldness: His questioner's audacity shocked the lecturer.
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How to use audacity in a sentence
In the end, talent and technique got the better of ardor and audacity.Team USA Goes Down Swinging in 2-1 World Cup Loss to Belgium | Tunku Varadarajan | July 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Many rock artists “borrowed” material from black blues artists, but few did so with more audacity than Jimmy Page.
They have a great sense of performance, bravado, and audacity.The Great Character Actor: Guy Pearce on His Brilliant Career, From ‘Priscilla’ to ‘The Rover’ | Richard Porton | May 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As David Plouffe detailed in his book, The audacity To Win, the campaign had committed in writing to stay in the federal system.
He's someone with huge potential, in line with the spirit of Vuitton - creative audacity with extreme refinement.Fashion Critic Cathy Horyn Leaves New York Times; Miley Cyrus Gets Naked For 'W' Magazine | The Fashion Beast Team | January 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But they soon fell out, for Murat had the audacity to try and make these patriots fight instead of merely seeking plunder.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Scarce a day passed without some engagement in which the King of Naples showed his audacity and his talent as a leader.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
As Marquise de Condillac it hurt her pride to listen and not have him whipped for his audacity; as a woman it insulted her.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
Felizardo was remarkable for his audacity, his fine horsemanship, and his expert marksmanship.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
audacity, ever excellent in war, is sound as a proposition of Euclid in operations against Asiatics.The Red Year | Louis Tracy