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audacity

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishaudacityau‧dac‧i‧ty /ɔːˈdæsəti $ ɒː-/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 BRAVEthe quality of having enough courage to take risks or say impolite thingshave the audacity to do something 🔊 I can’t believe he had the audacity to ask me for more money!
Examples from the Corpus
audacityThey were strong only in audacity.There was a marvellous audacity about a ruler who had decided to enter the lists and joust against the elements.While I will put on Les Troyens, which is perhaps the greatest piece of audacity in the history of opera.Mr Pastrana's audacity was roundly applauded, but there was less enthusiasm for what he managed to achieve.Chamden performed like men possessed and even had the audacity to mount wave after wave of attacks.They even had the audacity to complain that the course wasn't tough enough.The audacity that makes her so powerful on the court makes her difficult off it.Mandy had the utter audacity to roll her eyes coyly at Matthew.
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