Intrepidity vs Audacity - What's the difference?

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Intrepidity is a related term of audacity.


As nouns the difference between intrepidity and audacity

is that intrepidity is the quality of being intrepid; bravery while audacity is insolent boldness, especially when imprudent or unconventional.

intrepidity

English

Noun

(intrepidities)
  • The quality of being intrepid; bravery.
  • *1877 , , page 11
  • which involve the sharpest hazards to life and honour and the highest instant decisions and intrepidities of action.

    Synonyms

    * (bravery) boldness, braveness, bravery, fearlessness, fortitude, intrepidness, undauntedness, valour

    audacity

    English

    Noun

    (audacities)
  • Insolent boldness, especially when imprudent or unconventional.
  • The brash private had the audacity to criticize the general.
    Somebody never pays his loans, yet he has the audacity to ask the bank for money.
  • *
  • Fearlessness, intrepid daring.
  • Synonyms

    * (insolent boldness) audaciousness, outdaciousness, temerity