Definitions for temeritytəˈmɛr ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

te•mer•i•tytəˈmɛr ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. reckless boldness.

  2. an instance of this.

Origin of temerity:

1400–50; late ME temeryte < L temeritās=temer(e) rashly +-itās-ity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. audacity, audaciousness, temerity(noun)

    fearless daring


  1. temerity(Noun)

    Reckless boldness; foolish bravery.

  2. temerity(Noun)

    An act or case of reckless boldness.

  3. temerity(Noun)

    Effrontery; impudence.

  4. Origin: From temeritas, from temere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Temerity(noun)

    unreasonable contempt of danger; extreme venturesomeness; rashness; as, the temerity of a commander in war


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