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audacity

noun [U] uk   /ɔːˈdæs.ə.ti/ us    /ɑːˈdæs.ə.t̬i/
courage or confidence of a kind that other people find shocking or rude: [+ to infinitive] It took a lot of audacity to stand up and criticize the chairman. disapproving He had the audacity to blame me for his mistake!
Translations of “audacity”
in Korean 무례함…
in Arabic وَقاحة…
in Portuguese ousadia, audácia…
in Catalan atreviment…
in Japanese 尊大, 横柄…
in Italian audacia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大膽, 勇氣…
in Russian наглость…
in Turkish cesurluk, yürekli davranış, kendine güveni olan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大胆, 勇气…
in Polish zuchwałość, czelność…
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