What is another word for chutzpah?

735 synonyms found


[ t͡ʃˈʌtspə], [ t‍ʃˈʌtspə], [ tʃ_ˈʌ_t_s_p_ə]

Chutzpah is a Yiddish word that denotes a particular kind of audacity, boldness or nerve. Although there is no precise English equivalent, there are several synonyms that come close to the term's connotations. Some possible alternatives include gall, cheekiness, impudence, temerity, daring and effrontery. These words all suggest a certain disregard for convention, authority or social norms, as well as a willingness to take risks or push boundaries. Other related words might include bravado, swagger, pluck and moxie. Regardless of which synonym you choose, the word chutzpah implies a kind of fearlessness, self-assurance and quick-wit that can be both admirable and irritating depending on the context.

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Chutzpah ( Hebrew: כֹּצְפָה‎, Koptáh; Yiddish: חוֹצַפְה, Chutzpat; Arabic: خُصُوصِ كُصُوص‎, Khusūs Khusūs) is a word derived from the Hebrew word kaytspbah meaning "audacity, daring" or "impudence".

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