Antonyms of audacity :
Examples of usage:
But that of which I was still ignorant, and which I could perhaps discover, was the source of the energy which drove the machine, and above all, who was the inspired inventor who, after having created it, in every detail, guided it with so much ability and audacity! "The Master of the World", Jules Verne.
The audacity of these Papists is really beyond belief. "The Black Robe", Wilkie Collins.
On the other hand, many of the Senators and Assemblymen who were in constant opposition to reform policies, were very much exercised that anybody should have the audacity to have a watch kept upon the Legislature. "Story of the Session of the California Legislature of 1909", Franklin Hichborn.