Audacity is the courage to do something that you know is risky or dangerous. Sometimes audacity is required in order to do something that is important.

  • She has a lot of audacity, because she's always trying to be the first to try new things.

  • The audacity of the proposal surprised even the most seasoned negotiators.

Definition of audacity


fearless daring


audaciousness, temerity


aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery



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Example Sentences for audacity

  • 1

    He was criticized for the audacity.

  • 2

    I even admire the audacity of it.

  • 3

    I ridicule the audacity of this unsupported assertion.

  • 4

    But sometimes the sheer audacity of the actions speaks for itself.

  • 5

    He is also overtly pedantic, to the point of audacity

  • 6

    The way I do it is with the free Audacity tool.

  • 7

    Then they had the audacity to stop the trial on 'ethical grounds'.

  • 8

    The audacity of this helps make the victory impressive to many Americans.

  • 9

    The only thing such numbers gauge is the relative audacity of PR people.

  • 10

    In the discussion section he even had the audacity to use them as reference.