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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!
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