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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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The sword in his hand remains as sharp as ever upon both its edges; and he may well go on playing his royal game of quoits with hurricanes, tossing them over from the continent of republics to the continent of kingdoms, in the assurance that both the new republics and the old kingdoms, the heat of fire and the strength of iron, with the untold generations of audacious men, shall crumble to dust at the steps of his throne, and pass away, and be forgotten before his own rule comes to an end.
The domestic nature of the story makes this audacious proceeding possible; while the lively fancies of my young readers will supply all deficiencies, and overlook all discrepancies.
Consider, now, how it must be in the case of four boats all engaging one unusually strong, active, and knowing whale; when owing to these qualities in him, as well as to the thousand concurring accidents of such an audacious enterprise, eight or ten loose second irons may be simultaneously dangling about him.
     Had an audacious jester
I rejoice in my spine, as in the firm audacious staff of that flag which I fling half out to the world.
As they were entering it, the wicked one, who is the author of all mischief, and the boys who are wickeder than the wicked one, contrived that a couple of these audacious irrepressible urchins should force their way through the crowd, and lifting up, one of them Dapple's tail and the other Rocinante's, insert a bunch of furze under each.
Let me say rather, it WOULD be difficult: for, as I have shown above, Recognition by Feeling is unknown among the highest society, and to FEEL a Circle would be considered a most audacious insult.
However, what she withheld from the infant, she bestowed with the utmost profuseness on the poor unknown mother, whom she called an impudent slut, a wanton hussy, an audacious harlot, a wicked jade, a vile strumpet, with every other appellation with which the tongue of virtue never fails to lash those who bring a disgrace on the sex.
But in grave or in audacious offences never have I been detected, nor in infringements of regulations, nor in breaches of the public peace.
Now it was certainly a little audacious of him to venture to say to the Emperor's daughter, 'Will you marry me?
He stepped forward with a furious onslaught to finish this audacious fellow.
Until the very last morning after Washington's troops had shown themselves on Nook's Hill, these unfortunate persons could not believe that the audacious rebels, as they called the Americans, would ever prevail against King George's army.