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chutzpah

noun [U]  /ˈhʊt·spə, ˈxʊt-/ us  
behavior that is extremely confident and often rude, with no respect for the opinions or abilities of anyone else: The movie was made with a little money and a lot of chutzpah. I wonder who had the chutzpah to disagree with him?
Translations of “chutzpah”
in Chinese (Traditional) 無所顧忌, 敢作敢為…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无所顾忌, 敢想敢干, 敢作敢为…
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