What does the word temerity mean?

Usage examples for temerity

  1. He was hardly warm in the parish before he went into the allotment agitation with the feverish enthusiasm of inexperience, and he also had the temerity to start a school. – The Life of Thomas Wanless, Peasant by Alexander Johnstone Wilson
  2. Full of temerity Madly thou seekest Dead men to waken. – Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe by Sabine Baring-Gould
  3. As if marvelling at this temerity, the big rattler tucked back his head and sounded the alarm again. – The Untamed by Max Brand