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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The state of being foolishly bold or brash; reckless.

Usage examples (34)
  • The exuberant cry fades, stills, rises to an exultant roar and the creature bolts, startled by its own temerity.
  • She even persists in these things, and is honestly horrified at what she calls the temerity of going without them.
  • In a written statement, Doğan condemned what he described as the temerity of some members of the ruling party in resorting to threats and untruths to silence the media.
  • Only Germans would be enraged by the temerity of it, or would call it temerity. for more
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