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Definitions for temerity
təˈmɛr ɪ titemer·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. audacity, audaciousness, temeritynoun

    fearless daring


  1. temeritynoun

    Reckless boldness; foolish bravery.

    Etymology: From temeritas, from temere.

  2. temeritynoun

    An act or case of reckless boldness.

    Etymology: From temeritas, from temere.

  3. temeritynoun

    Effrontery; impudence.

    Etymology: From temeritas, from temere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Temeritynoun

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Temerity

    te-mėr′i-ti, n. rashness: unreasonable contempt for danger.—adj. Temerā′rious (obs.), rash, reckless.—adv. Temerā′riously.—adj. Tem′erous, rash.—adv. Tem′erously. [Fr. témérité—L. temeritastemere, by chance, rashly.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of temerity in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of temerity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of temerity in a Sentence

  1. Ron DeSantis:

    Now, what the AP did by trying to create a false narrative is some people may believe the narrative and then think that this is not a viable treatment for them so if they're infected, they will not go seek a monoclonal antibody and that will ultimately increase their risk of hospitalization, so the AP knew what they were doing, they wanted to do a political hit on me and the fallout from that is that there will likely be people who decline life-saving treatment. And then they have the temerity to act like they were the victim when they got called out on their hit piece.

  2. Henry George:

    If I have worked harder and built myself a good house while you have been content to live in a hovel, the tax gatherer now comes annually to make me pay a penalty for my energy and industry by taxing me more than you. If I have saved while you wasted, I am [taxed] while you are exempt. If a man built a ship, we make him pay for his temerity as though he had done injury to the state; if a railroad be opened, down comes the tax collector upon it as though were a public nuisance.... We punish with a tax the man who covers barren fields with ripening grain; we fine him who puts up machinery and him who drains a swamp. To abolish these taxes would be to lift the whole enormous weight of taxation from productive industry.... The state would say to the producer, 'Be as industrious, as thrifty, as enterprising as you choose. You shall have your full reward!

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    dark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that gives off an unpleasant odor when threatened
    • A. foumart
    • B. brashness
    • C. volubility
    • D. confrere

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