Definition of temerity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//təˈmerəti//
; NAmE NAmE//təˈmerəti//
[uncountable] (formal) Confident
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extremely confident behaviour that people are likely to consider rude He had the temerity to call me a liar! See related entries: Confident Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin temeritas, from temere ‘rashly’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: temerity