audacity audacity  /ɑ ˈdæ sə ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) fearless daring
  2. (n) aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • The audacity with which the dacoits struck left the policemen dumbstruck.

News

  1. Baltimore City Power Rankings

      1 David Simon Without a series currently on the air, The Wire creator seems to be doing his best work on his fantastically angry, pessimistic blog, the Audacity of Despair (davidsimon.com). Last week, he posted a typically long, brilliant post, “We are shocked, shocked. . .,” about the “faux-scandal” of NSA wiretapping (which, we should add, largely shared the views of Edward Ericson Jr., who ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Baltimore City Paper

  2. Lawmakers don't always serve voters

    You guys make me laugh. It was your misguided efforts to bring a spotlight on law-abiding gun owners that started this big mess, and now you have the audacity to say that the people’s will is given voice by our legislators? Are you kidding me?
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Journal News

  3. Fans of democracy

    As we approach the truly spectacular national remembrance of our fight for independence, appreciation for the sheer audacity of democracy and the vision of our founders runs high.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Ridgefield Press

Quotes

  1. "I recognize there is a certain presumptuousness, a certain audacity, to this announcement," Obama said.
    on Feb 10, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: Forbes

  2. "There was a degree of audacity in him even showing up today after what had happened with financial regulation," Corker, speaking to reporters after the lunch, said he told the president.
    on May 25, 2010 By: Bob Corker Source: NASDAQ

  3. "They're going to raise your taxes by thousands of dollars per year -- and they have the audacity to hope you don't mind," McCain said.
    on Apr 15, 2008 By: John McCain Source: CNNMoney.com

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