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Definitions for audacity
ɔˈdæs ɪ tiau·dac·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. audacity, audaciousness, temeritynoun

    fearless daring

  2. audacity, audaciousnessnoun

    aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery

    "he had the audacity to question my decision"


  1. audacitynoun

    Insolent boldness, especially when imprudent or unconventional.

  2. audacitynoun

    Fearlessness, intrepid daring.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Audacitynoun

    daring spirit, resolution, or confidence; venturesomeness

  2. Audacitynoun

    reckless daring; presumptuous impudence; -- implying a contempt of law or moral restraints


  1. Audacity

    Audacity is a free digital audio editor and recording application, available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and other operating systems. Audacity was started by Dominic Mazzoni and Roger Dannenberg at Carnegie Mellon University. As of 10 October 2011, it was the 11th most popular download from SourceForge, with 76.5 million downloads. Audacity won the SourceForge 2007 and 2009 Community Choice Award for Best Project for Multimedia.

Editors Contribution

  1. audacity

    the quality of having enough courage to take risks or say impolite things

    I can't believe he had the audacity to ask me for more money!

    Submitted by anonymous on June 16, 2014  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of audacity in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of audacity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of audacity in a Sentence

  1. Evelyn Yang:

    Can you imagine the audacity of a man who continues to do this after being arrested ? it's like he knew that he wouldn't face any repercussions. That he was protected. That he wouldn't be fired.

  2. The Pope:

    Those who lose their inner serenity, their vivacity and audacity, to hide behind their papers, becoming like procedural machines rather than men of God. This is dangerous to lose human sensitivity, so necessary in order to cry with those who cry and enjoy with those who enjoy.

  3. Brandon Dillon:

    I think the most egregious thing about Rubio coming to Michigan is the fact that he has the audacity to do so in Detroit when, if he had had his way, Detroit would have gone bankrupt. Without the auto bailout, this state would be in a depression, under Rubio's plan, we would have been left for dead. Rubio and other GOP candidates have a plan that favors the rich over the middle class.

  4. Benjamin Disraeli:

    Success is the child of audacity.

  5. Robert McCreary:

    The only thing that they had done wrong in the eyes of the Taliban ... is the fact that they were born girls and they had the audacity to dream of doing something.

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    express strong disapproval of
    • A. interrupt
    • B. aggravate
    • C. disturb
    • D. condemn

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