noun, plural au·dac·i·ties.
Origin of audacity
Examples from the Web for audacity
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|DAILY BEAST
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|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.
In real life both men shared the gift of audacity; they were subversive, dissident and seductive.Lawrence of Arabia Became Popular as the Dashing Antithesis of the War in Europe|Jack Schwartz|December 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It had to do with me having the audacity to mock their new savior Ted Cruz.
Peter Cauchon's face, at once striking and repulsive, betokens a mixture of audacity, wile and extraordinary stubbornness.The Executioner's Knife|Eugne Sue
"He certainly is not lacking in audacity," thought Mr. Morgan.Brave and Bold|Horatio Alger
With all his audacity he began to cringe under the grave, quiet glance of inquiry bent upon him.Norston's Rest|Ann S. Stephens
"Very generous," she answered calmly, coming back to her natural coolness and audacity.The Art of Disappearing|John Talbot Smith
Whereat his wife taking present audacity, and reproving his sayings, with a cursed minde did deny it.The Golden Asse|Lucius Apuleius
Word Origin and History for audacity
mid-15c., from Medieval Latin audacitas "boldness," from Latin audacis genitive of audax (see audacious).