boldness or daring, especially with confident or arrogant disregard for personal safety, conventional thought, or other restrictions.
effrontery or insolence; shameless boldness:
His questioner’s audacity shocked the lecturer.
Usually, audacities. or particularly bold or daring acts or statements.
It had to do with me having the audacity to mock their new savior Ted Cruz.
The Tea Party’s War on Comedy Dean Obeidallah October 23, 2013
He was particularly opposed to Soltani, who once had the audacity of filing a complaint against him.
Iran’s Crackdown on Human Rights Lawyers Roxana Saberi October 25, 2012
His move required a bit of audacity as well as practicality.
Obama Comes Full Circle In Gay-Marriage Evolution Michelle Goldberg May 8, 2012
“Yes, We Can” and “The audacity of Hope” have lost the power they once held.
Larry Flynt: Obama: No, You Can’t! Larry Flynt April 11, 2011
She even had the audacity to steal from his personal rhubarb plant.
The Other Mumford & Sons, Shark Week Insanity & More Viral Videos The Daily Beast Video August 9, 2013
She lifted her face then, startled by her own audacity, and said, “Want to see me do it?”
The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
“He certainly is not lacking in audacity,” thought Mr. Morgan.
Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
Really, it is hard to imagine who could have had the audacity to introduce a creature like that into our circle.
Pride Eugne Sue
Buttner, thinking to punish him for his audacity, put a ‘poser’ to him, and awaited the result.
Heroes of the Telegraph J. Munro
“Very generous,” she answered calmly, coming back to her natural coolness and audacity.
The Art of Disappearing John Talbot Smith
mid-15c., from Medieval Latin audacitas “boldness,” from Latin audacis genitive of audax (see audacious).
a department in S France. 2449 sq. mi. (6345 sq. km). Capital: Carcassonne. Contemporary Examples Aude Zieseniss de Thuin, the founder and CEO, spent most of her life as an entrepreneur in France. Davos in Heels Hannah Seligson October 20, 2009 They were gathered by the hundreds, Aude said, under tents provided by rebel soldiers […]
W(ystan) H(ugh) [wis-tuh n] /ˈwɪs tən/ (Show IPA), 1907–73, English poet in the U.S. Contemporary Examples Proust liked to have two cups with milk, but Auden, quite to the contrary, only took one. What Do Great Artists’ Routines Reveal? Alexander Aciman May 8, 2013 The poet Auden said, “Thousands have lived without love; none without […]
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auden, w. h. Auden, W. H. [(awd-n)] A British-born twentieth-century American writer and critic. He is best known for his poetry, which was influenced by his experiences in the Spanish Civil War and, later, by his preoccupation with Christianity. Auden’s works include collections such as The Double Man and The Dyer’s Hand.
a cow, owned by Ymir and born like him from drops of the melting primeval ice: its licking of a mass of salty ice exposed the first god, Buri. Historical Examples Who tipped Dunnan off that the Victrix would be on Audhumla? Space Viking Henry Beam Piper “Nobody’s going to be sticky about what happened […]