(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. insolence, arrogance, audacity; see rudeness .
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A lively, emphatic, eager quality or manner: animation, bounce, brio, dash, élan, esprit, life, liveliness, sparkle, spirit, verve, vigor, vim, viva-ciousness, vivacity, zip. Informal: ginger, pep, peppiness. Slang: oomph. See ACTION. 2. The state or quality of being impudent or arrogantly self-confident: assumption, audaciousness, audacity, boldness, brashness, brazenness, cheek, cheekiness, chutzpah, discourtesy, disrespect, effrontery, face, familiarity, forwardness, gall1, impertinence, impudence, impudency, incivility, insolence, nerve, nerviness, overconfi-dence, presumptuousness, pushiness, rudeness, sassiness, sauciness. Informal: brass, crust, sauce, uppishness, uppityness. See ATTITUDE, COURTESY.

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