Definition of temerity:
recklessness, overconfidence, gall, foolhardiness, presumption, imprudence, over-confidence, cheek, rashness, impetuosity, thoughtlessness, carelessness, careful, rudeness, hastiness, indiscretion, venturesomeness, nerve, hardihood, audaciousness, temerariousness, brashness, audacity, effrontery, precipitancy, heedlessness, precipitation, incautiousness.
- "Mysterious Mr. Sabin", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
- "Marjorie Dean College Freshman", Pauline Lester.
But after that he had fallen, for he continually exposed himself to the weapons of the enemy, not only from regard to his former character, but through fear of the disgrace which would attach to him if he survived a disaster occasioned by his own temerity, the Roman line was immediately routed.- "The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six", Titus Livius.