chutzpah Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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chutzpahnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈhʊt.spə/ approving
unusual and ​shockingbehaviour, ​involving taking ​risks but not ​feelingguilty
(Definition of chutzpah from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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chutzpahnoun [U]

 us   /ˈhʊt·spə, ˈxʊt-/
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?
(Definition of chutzpah from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “chutzpah”
in Chinese (Simplified) 无所顾忌, 敢想敢干, 敢作敢为…
in Chinese (Traditional) 無所顧忌, 敢作敢為…
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