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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: temeritas, from temere 'in the dark, too quickly and carelessly'

temerity

noun
     
te‧mer‧i‧ty [uncountable] formal
when someone says or does something in a way that shows a lack of respect for other people and is likely to offend them:
He actually had the temerity to tell her to lose weight.

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