assurance, audacity, boldness, brass neck (Brit. informal) chutzpah (U.S. & Canad. informal) effrontery, foolhardiness, forwardness, front, gall (informal) heedlessness, impudence, impulsiveness, intrepidity, nerve (informal) pluck, rashness, recklessness, sassiness (U.S. informal)
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If you say that a person has the temerityto do something, you are annoyed about something they have done which you think showed a lack of respect. n-uncount usu N to-inf (disapproval)
...`difficult' patients who have the temerity to challenge their doctors' decisions.
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