audaciousness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.audaciousness - fearless daringaudaciousness - fearless daring      
boldness, hardihood, hardiness, daring - the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger; "the proposal required great boldness"; "the plan required great hardiness of heart"
2.audaciousness - aggressive boldness or unmitigated effronteryaudaciousness - aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery; "he had the audacity to question my decision"
boldness, nerve, brass, cheek, face - impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn't believe her boldness"; "he had the effrontery to question my honesty"
effrontery, presumptuousness, presumption, assumption - audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to; "he despised them for their presumptuousness"

audaciousness

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'I hadn't,' John declared, 'no, I hadn't, and I never had the audaciousness to think, I am sure, that all was anything but lost.
It is impossible not to admire the tenacity, determination and downright audaciousness the 43-year-old has shown to come back against all odds and multiple back operations just to pick up a club again, nevermind defeat the world's best in an era where golfers are muscle-bound athletes with a scientist's mind -- a far cry from the chubbier contenders with a big swing and a delicate touch on the green we saw in years gone by.
At the time when Simon is supposed to be full of joy, having just returned from his honeymoon and is in the process of introducing his younger brother to his wife's family, Augie observes a disturbing ambivalence in his older brother: "it came through to me that he was being tortured by thought of suicide, stronger than a mere hint, but simultaneously he could dive to clasp his compensations, such as his pride in audaciousness and strength of nerve and body or the luxury he was coming into, and furthermore, a certain recklessness in demands: the sense of what he could do and what he could exact without caring what anybody thought was much to him" (235).
Synonyms: bravery, braveness, courage, courageousness, valor, valiance, intrepidity, intrepidness, boldness, daring, audacity, audaciousness, fearlessness, doughtiness, dauntlessness, pluck, indomitability, stout-heartedness, lionheartedness, backbone, spine, spirit, fortitude, mettle, gallantry, chivalry.
Steven Knight's latest film, "Serenity," has been treated as a punch line thanks to the audaciousness of its mid-movie twist.
The two male vigilantes who physically attacked the three women on the street did not explicitly invoke Islamic norms, but draw on women's reckless behavior and audaciousness, that is smoking on the street, which they regard as a violation of localized gender norms.
Nike's audaciousness in its attempt to break the two-hour marathon mark may have set the tone for the future of sports marketing.
"There is certain sprit of audaciousness in this project," said Sinha.
Though its stories within stories have linear lines, The Lightning Jar less asks to be followed than acquiesced to; its pages twinge all of the magical chords that childhood fairy tales do, asking questions whose power lies in their audaciousness, not in their answers:
Shiuli is one such intern at the same hotel, who is at a receiving end of Dan's audaciousness. Life goes on until a sudden turn of events smashes Dan and ShiulieC[bar]s lives together, into a bond thateC[bar]s unlike any 21 year olds.
Analysed in this context, Marvia's news casting was allusive of her audaciousness at creating a respectable social space for herself within which she could materialize her learned skills, and manifest her eloquence and gift of speech, something dispossessed from the transgender community.
The audaciousness of a takeover at the centre has obscured that funny business has been the norm for much of the country for years now.