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English definition of “temerity”


noun [U] uk   /təˈmer.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ə.t̬i/ formal disapproving
a willingness to do or say something that shocks or upsets other people: [+ to infinitive] She had the temerity to call me a liar.Rude and cheekyRelating to sex and sexual desire
(Definition of temerity from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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