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, effrontery, boldness, overconfidence, gall, nerve, cheek, venturesomeness, precipitancy, precipitation and hastiness.
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.
Thereupon the Newtonian analysis which preceded this synthesis, became forgotten; until at last Mill in his Logic, neglecting the Principia, had the temerity to distort Newton's discovery, which was really a pure example of analytic deduction, into a mere hypothetical deduction; as if the author of the saying " Hypotheses non lingo" started from the hypothesis of a centripetal force to the sun, and thence deductively explained the facts of planetary motion, which reciprocally verified the hypothesis.
Most runners do n't have the temerity to enter the Reebok Cross Country at Cardiff Castle, let alone dress for the occasion.