are colloquial equivalents of
, but nerve and cheek usually suggest mere impudence or sauciness and gall, unmitigated insolence
, 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
suggests either great presumption or defiance of social conventions, morals, etc. shocked at the audacity of his proposal
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.
He now bitterly regretted his temerity in braving the danger.
Most runners don't have the temerity to enter the Reebok Cross Country at Cardiff Castle, let alone dress for the occasion.
The exuberant cry fades, stills, rises to an exultant roar and the creature bolts, startled by its own temerity.
Most runners do n't have the temerity to enter the Reebok Cross Country at Cardiff Castle, let alone dress for the occasion.
Founded on faulty experiments and reasoning, the views he expressed were either ignored or ridiculed; and it was long before he bitterly regretted the temerity with which he had published his hasty generalizations.