chutzpah
[ hutz-pah ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Yiddish, from Aramaic ḥu ṣpā
Synonyms
  • audacity
  • cheek
  • guts
  • nerve
  • boldness
  • gall
Antonyms
  • humility
  • meekness
  • modesty
Definition
informal shameless audacity; impudence
Example
You may not like him, but you sure have to admire his chutzpah.
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