the willingness to take bold risks.
her audacity came in handy during our most recent emergency
sinonim: boldness, daring, fearlessness, intrepidity, bravery, courage, heroism, pluck, grit, recklessness, spirit, mettle, guts, gutsiness, spunk, moxie
rude or disrespectful behavior; impudence.
she had the audacity to pick up the receiver and ask me to hang up
sinonim: impudence, impertinence, insolence, presumption, cheek, bad manners, effrontery, nerve, gall, defiance, temerity, chutzpah, sass