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Implying disrespect or insult; often used to criticize someone's boldness. SlideShe had the gall to cheat on the test and brag about it.
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Related to NervePlay
'Gall' suggests nerve or boldness in a negative light, similar to 'audacity' but ruder. SlideIt takes a lot of gall to openly break the rules.
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Suggests a challenging or insolent attitude that can provoke confrontation. SlideHis gall in interrupting the speaker was seen as confrontational.