来自拉丁语 temere,盲目，冲动，鲁莽，来自 PIE*teme,黑暗，词源同 tenebrous,黑暗的。
- temerity:  Someone who behaves with temerity is etymologically acting in the ‘dark’. The word was adapted from Latin temeritās ‘rashness’, a derivative of temere ‘blindly’, hence ‘rashly’. This in turn was formed from an unrecorded *temus ‘darkness’, a relative of tenebrae ‘darkness’, and hence originally denoted ‘acting in the dark, so that one cannot see’.
- temerity (n.)
- late 14c., from Latin temeritatem (nominative temeritas) "blind chance, accident; rashness, indiscretion, foolhardiness," from temere "by chance, at random; indiscreetly, rashly," related to tenebrae "darkness," from PIE root *teme- "dark" (cognates: Sanskrit tamas- "darkness," tamsrah "dark;" Avestan temah "darkness;" Lithuanian tamsa "darkness," tamsus "dark;" Old Church Slavonic tima "darkness;" Old High German dinstar "dark;" Old Irish temel "darkness"). The connecting notion is "blindly, without foreseeing."
- 1. He had the temerity to call me a liar!
- 2. He had the temerity to call me a liar.
- 3. He had the temerity to ask for higher wages after only a day's work.
- 4. He has even had the temerity to invoke the names of Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X in defence of his actions.
- 5. Tins took some temerity, but it was fruitless.
- 这件事做得有点莽撞, 但结果还是无用.
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