toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

temerity
used in Oliver Twist

only 1 use
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
boldness — typically to say something others consider rude or upsetting
  • He rose from the table; and advancing to the master, basin and spoon in hand, said: somewhat alarmed at his own temerity: 'Please, sir, I want some more.'
    Chapter 2 — Treats of Oliver Twist's Growth, Education, and Board (91% in)

There are no more uses of "temerity" in Oliver Twist.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®