Definition of 'audacity'
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The best entrepreneurs have the right balance of inner certainty and self-deprecation to cope with problems and not lose their audacity and ambition. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Why my parents had the audacity to hope. Christianity Today (2000)The import of his cheating goes beyond his own life and chosen sport because of his arrogance and sheer audacity. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The agility and audacity were breathtaking. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They spoke of youth, audacity and hope. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The sheer audacity to pull it off is what I loved. The Sun (2008)That's typical of this show 's audacity and exuberance. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He can demolish bowling with a mixture of power, timing, placement and sheer audacity. The Sun (2015)It was the sheer audacity of a counter-attack beginning five yards from the French line that was impressive. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was sheer audacity from a man aged 41 years and 147 days and yet still thriving in international cricket. The Sun (2015)In the same way, the thing that brought me to Paulo was not any particular book but the sheer audacity of the tour. Times, Sunday Times (2006)After a long flight, all you can do is stumble around its pathways and cactus gardens, marvelling at the sheer audacity of it all. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'audacity'
British English: audacity NOUN
Audacity is audacious behaviour.
I was shocked at the audacity of the gangsters.
Definition of audacity from the Collins English Dictionary
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