chutzpah

[ hutz-pah ]

Part of Speech

noun

Definition

informal shameless audacity; impudence

Origin + Etymology

Yiddish, from Aramaic ḥu ṣpā

Synonyms

  • audacity
  • cheek
  • guts
  • nerve
  • boldness
  • gall

Antonyms

  • humility
  • meekness
  • modesty

Example

You may not like him, but you sure have to admire his chutzpah.

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