Part of speech: noun

Venturesome boldness; rashness.

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Usage examples "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", Alexander Johnstone Wilson.
  2. Full of temerity Madly thou seekest Dead men to waken. - "Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe", Sabine Baring-Gould.
  3. As if marvelling at this temerity, the big rattler tucked back his head and sounded the alarm again. - "The Untamed", Max Brand.