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audacity

noun [U]     /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 !Bravery
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