• Effrontery means shameless boldness or insulting presumptuousness.
• Affront is a deliberately offensive act or open insult.
care, caution, cowardice, forethought, hesitation
• Our waiter at the restaurant had the temerity to tell me that he thought that my table manners were atrocious.
• The mountain climber had more temerity than skill or sense.
• I shall have the temerity to ask for more than her forgiveness,' said the Squire.
• Pontellier entered, wondering who had the temerity to disturb him at that hour of the morning.
• Facts have long since upstaged fiction and the novelistic imagination now contents itself with documenting incidents it wouldn't have the temerity to invent.
• I repeat it, to be matter of profound astonishment and intense wonder, that Nathaniel Pipkin should have had the temerity to cast his eyes in this direction.
• temerariousness : Noun
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