Meaning of “audacity” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “audacity” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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audacitynoun [ U ]

us /ɔˈdæs·ɪ·t̬i/

unusually strong and esp. rude confidence in yourself:

[ + to infinitive ] Our mayor has the audacity to claim credit for improvements he had nothing to do with.

(Definition of “audacity” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)