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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Audacity  \Au*dac"i*ty\,  n. 
  1.  Daring  spirit,  resolution,  or  confidence;  venturesomeness. 
 
  The  freedom  and  audacity  necessary  in  the  commerce 
  of  men.  --Tatler. 
 
  2.  Reckless  daring;  presumptuous  impudence;  --  implying  a 
  contempt  of  law  or  moral  restraints. 
 
  With  the  most  arrogant  audacity.  --Joye. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  audacity 
  n  1:  fearless  daring  [syn:  {audaciousness},  {temerity}] 
  2:  aggressive  boldness  or  unmitigated  effrontery;  "he  had  the 
  audacity  to  question  my  decision"  [syn:  {audaciousness},  {hutzpa}, 
  {chutzpah}] 




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