Temerity

Definition of Temerity

Te`mer´i`ty
n.1.Unreasonable contempt of danger; extreme venturesomeness; rashness; as, the temerity of a commander in war.
It is notorious temerity to pass sentence upon grounds uncapable of evidence.
- Barrow.
Her rush hand in evil hour
Forth reaching to the fruit, she plucked, she eat.
- Milton.

Related Words

assurance, brashness, brass, brazen boldness, cheek, chutzpah, daring, gall, hardihood, hardiness, heedlessness, heroics, hubris, impertinence, impetuosity, improvidence, imprudence, impudence, indiscretion, injudiciousness, insolence, intrusiveness, nerve, overboldness, overcarelessness, overconfidence, oversureness, overweeningness, precipitateness, temerariousness, unchariness, unwariness, venturesomeness
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