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audacity

[ aw-das-i-tee ]
/ ɔˈdæs ɪ ti /
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noun, plural au·dac·i·ties.
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.
Usually audacities . audacious or particularly bold or daring acts or statements.
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Origin of audacity

1400–50; late Middle English audacite<Latin audāc-, stem of audāx daring (adj.) + -ite-ity
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