Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » A » Attractiveness ... Audition

AUDACITY

Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does audacity mean? 

AUDACITY (noun)
  The noun AUDACITY has 2 senses:

1. fearless daring
2. aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery

  Familiarity information: AUDACITY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AUDACITY (noun)


Sense 1audacity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fearless daring

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

audaciousness; audacity; temerity

Hypernyms ("audacity" is a kind of...):

boldness; daring; hardihood; hardiness (the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger)


Sense 2audacity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

audaciousness; audacity

Context example:

he had the audacity to question my decision

Hypernyms ("audacity" is a kind of...):

boldness; brass; cheek; face; nerve (impudent aggressiveness)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "audacity"):

assumption; effrontery; presumption; presumptuousness (audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to)


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"When your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail." (English proverb)

"Who loves cats has a beautiful wife" (Breton proverb)

"Three feet of ice does not result from one day of freezing weather." (Chinese proverb)

"Better late than never." (Czech proverb)

 AUDACITY: related words searches 

Page delivered in 0.0523 seconds