Temerity Synonyms and Antonyms

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Synonyms for Temerity

Behavior or attitude that is boldly arrogant or offensive; effrontery:
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(Countable) An act of insolent and shameless audacity.
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The state of being bold; courage; presumptuousness.
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An excessive degree of confidence
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An abnormal growth of plant tissue caused by an organism, such as an insect, mite, or bacterium, or by a wound.
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The sensitive tissue in the pulp of a tooth.
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Either side of the face between the nose and ear, below the eye
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The degree or quality of being venturesome.
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A being precipitate; great haste; rashness
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Precipitation is rain, sleet or snow, or bringing an action on suddenly.
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The characteristic of being hasty.
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The state or character of being heedless; inattention; carelessness; thoughtlessness.
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The quality of being foolhardy.
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Lack of discretion, or good judgment; imprudence
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An unwise or indiscreet act.
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The condition or quality of being impetuous; fury; violence.
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A brass memorial tablet
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The characteristic of being brash.
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The quality of being incautious.
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The state or quality of being reckless or heedless, of taking unnecessary risks.
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Foolhardy boldness or disregard of danger
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Risky or daring behaviour.
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Boldness and daring.
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Antonyms for Temerity

A female given name, one of the Puritan virtue names.
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A word, sign, etc. by which warning is given
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Consideration and discussion of alternatives before reaching a decision
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A cause of such a mental state
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The definition of cowardice is lacking in courage.
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Thinking beforehand or in advance, planning; prior or previous consideration; premeditation.
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The act or an instance of hesitating.
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Words Related to Temerity

A rude remark or behaviour.
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Foolhardy boldness or disregard of danger
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Synonym Study

  • Nerve , cheek , and gall are colloquial equivalents of effrontery , but nerve and cheek usually suggest mere impudence or sauciness and gall, unmitigated insolence
  • Effrontery , always derogatory in usage, connotes shamelessness or insolence in defying the rules of propriety, courtesy, etc. his effrontery in addressing the teacher by her first name
  • Audacity suggests either great presumption or defiance of social conventions, morals, etc. shocked at the audacity of his proposal
  • Temerity refers to a rashness or foolish boldness that results from underrating the dangers or failing to evaluate the consequences he had the temerity to criticize his employer
Find another word for temerity. In this page you can discover 37 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for temerity, like: presumption, audacity, effrontery, boldness, overconfidence, gall, nerve, cheek, venturesomeness, precipitancy and precipitation.