chutzpah
chutzpa chutzpa, chutzpah chutzpah . [Yiddish khutzpa.] aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery; gall; as, he had the chutzpah to question my decision. [Also spelled {hutzpa}, and {hutzpah}.]

Syn: audacity, audaciousness. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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