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au·da·cious

 (ô-dā′shəs)
adj.
1. Fearlessly, often recklessly daring; bold. See Synonyms at adventurous, brave.
2. Unrestrained by convention or propriety; brazen or insolent: audacious rudeness.
3. Spirited and original: an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas.

[French audacieux, from Old French audace, boldness, from Latin audācia, from audāx, audāc-, bold, from audēre, to dare, from avidus, avid; see avid.]

au·da′cious·ly adv.
au·da′cious·ness n.

audacious

(ɔːˈdeɪʃəs) or

outdacious

adj
1. recklessly bold or daring; fearless
2. impudent or presumptuous
[C16: from Latin audāx bold, from audēre to dare]
auˈdaciously adv
auˈdaciousness, audacity n

au•da•cious

(ɔˈdeɪ ʃəs)

adj.
1. extremely daring; brave; fearless.
2. extremely original or inventive; unrestrained by existing ideas, conventions, etc.; uninhibited.
3. recklessly bold; insolent; brazen.
[1540–50; < Latin audāx, s. audāc-, derivative of audēre to intend, dare; see -acious]
au•da′cious•ly, adv.
au•da′cious•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.audacious - invulnerable to fear or intimidationaudacious - invulnerable to fear or intimidation; "audacious explorers"; "fearless reporters and photographers"; "intrepid pioneers"
bold - fearless and daring; "bold settlers on some foreign shore"; "a bold speech"; "a bold adventure"
2.audacious - unrestrained by convention or proprietyaudacious - unrestrained by convention or propriety; "an audacious trick to pull"; "a barefaced hypocrite"; "the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times; "bald-faced lies"; "brazen arrogance"; "the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell
unashamed - used of persons or their behavior; feeling no shame
3.audacious - disposed to venture or take risksaudacious - disposed to venture or take risks; "audacious visions of the total conquest of space"; "an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas"; "the most daring of contemporary fiction writers"; "a venturesome investor"; "a venturous spirit"
adventuresome, adventurous - willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises; "adventurous pioneers"; "the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy"

audacious

adjective
2. cheeky, presumptuous, impertinent, insolent, impudent, forward, fresh (informal), assuming, rude, defiant, brazen, in-your-face (Brit. slang), shameless, sassy (U.S. informal), pert, disrespectful Audacious thieves stole her car from under her nose.
cheeky gracious, unassuming, tactful, deferential

audacious

adjective
Translations
مُغامِر، جَريء
odvážný
dristigforvovenvovet
djarfur, áræîinn
drąsumasdrąsus
nekaunīgspārdrošs
cüretkârgözüpek

audacious

[ɔːˈdeɪʃəs] ADJ
1. (= bold) → audaz, osado
2. (= impudent) → atrevido, descarado

audacious

[ɔːˈdeɪʃəs] adj (= daring) [bid, attempt, plan, theft] → audacieux/euse; [person] → audacieux/euse

audacious

adj, audaciously
adv
(= impudent)dreist, unverfroren
(= bold)kühn, wagemutig, verwegen

audacious

[ɔːˈdeɪʃəs] adj (bold) → audace; (impudent) → sfrontato/a

audacious

(oːˈdeiʃəs) adjective
bold and daring. an audacious plan.
auˈdacity (-ˈdӕsə-) noun
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Quicker than the thoughts could follow those unexpected and audacious movements, an image, armed in the emblematic panoply of death, glided before their eyes, and assumed a threatening attitude at the other's side.
And finally, at Matthew Maule's audacious suggestion of a transfer of the seven-gabled structure, the ghostly portrait is averred to have lost all patience, and to have shown itself on the point of descending bodily from its frame.
So that there are instances among them of men, who, named with Scripture names --a singularly common fashion on the island --and in childhood naturally imbibing the stately dramatic thee and thou of the Quaker idiom; still, from the audacious, daring, and boundless adventure of their subsequent lives, strangely blend with these unoutgrown peculiarities, a thousand bold dashes of character, not unworthy a Scandinavian sea-king, or a poetical Pagan Roman.
I rejoice in my spine, as in the firm audacious staff of that flag which I fling half out to the world.
You been into some other audacious mischief when I wasn't around, like enough.
Reed was rather a stout woman; but, on hearing this strange and audacious declaration, she ran nimbly up the stair, swept me like a whirlwind into the nursery, and crushing me down on the edge of my crib, dared me in an emphatic voice to rise from that place, or utter one syllable during the remainder of the day.
One of these days that audacious assertion will be practicall y contradicted, and the whol e rotten system of modern society will come down with a crash.
They went away by one of the London night coaches, and I know no more about him; except that his malevolence to me at parting was audacious.
Trabb's boy was the most audacious boy in all that countryside.
Nor content with such Audacious neighbourhood, the wisest heart Of SOLOMON he led by fraud to build His Temple right against the Temple of God On that opprobrious Hill, and made his Grove The pleasant Vally of HINNOM, TOPHET thence And black GEHENNA call'd, the Type of Hell.
uf, De Bracy, and the Templar, in which, after a long and warm debate concerning the several advantages which each insisted upon deriving from his peculiar share in this audacious enterprise, they had at length determined the fate of their unhappy prisoners.
Now it was certainly a little audacious of him to venture to say to the Emperor's daughter, 'Will you marry me?