Wordsmith.org: the magic of words


A.Word.A.Day

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  


Home

Today's Word

Yesterday's Word

Archives

FAQ



Apr 4, 2013
This week's theme
Words to describe people

This week's words
magnanimous
percipient
sagacious
temerarious
malapert

Enjoy A.Word.A.Day?
Here are ways you can support this work:
. Upgrade to premium subs.
. Send a gift subscription
. Become a sponsor
. Buy our books
. Contribute
Thank you!
Bookmark and Share Facebook Twitter Digg MySpace Bookmark and Share
A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg

temerarious

PRONUNCIATION:
(tem-uh-RAR-ee-uhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Presumptuously or recklessly daring or bold.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin temere (rashly). Earliest documented use: 1532.

USAGE:
"So, on a pleasant weekend in March, one crew member and three fellow hardy fools -- a truly temerarious team -- set off across the ice."
Rare Look Inside Caves; St. Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota); Apr 27, 2008.

See more usage examples of temerarious in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best -- and therefore never scrutinize or question. -Stephen Jay Gould, paleontologist, biologist, author (1941-2002)

We need your help

Help us continue to spread the magic of words to readers everywhere

Donate

Subscriber Services
Awards | Stats | Links | Privacy Policy
Contribute | Advertise

© 1994-2018 Wordsmith