- 1The willingness to take bold risks: her audacity came in handy during our most recent emergencyMore example sentences
- I think the faculty was more impressed by my adventurous spirit and audacity than my celestial beauty in that performance!
- And it's ten times worse if somebody learns that I've got a website and has the sheer audacity to actually ask for the URL.
- An amazing scheme - both for it's simplicity and sheer audacity.
- 2Rude or disrespectful behavior; impudence: she had the audacity to pick up the receiver and ask me to hang upMore example sentences
- Once again he was lambasted and mocked when he had the audacity to put forward a logical explanation.
- She then had the audacity to allege that I had exaggerated the truth in order to win a government grant of 750,000 to improve road safety.
- I can't believe that person actually had the audacity to say something like that.
late Middle English: from medieval Latin audacitas, from audax, audac- 'bold' (see audacious).