#WordOfTheDay – Do you know what temerity means?

vintage-hand-new-wordsDo you know the meaning of the word temerity?

Temerity /tɪˈmɛrɪti/

Temerity means excessive confidence, boldness or audacity.

It can also mean reckless confidence that might be offensive. Words that are similar in meaning to temerity include: Audacity, boldness, effrontery, impertinence, impudence, nerve

Let’s consider this word in a few sentences

I did not have the temerity to question my mum’s decision.

I am surprised your daughter had the temerity to challenge her teacher in class.

Now that you know what temerity means, you should be able to use it correctly in a sentence.

 

 

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