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Related to audaciousness: capriciousness, perplexed


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"


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Because, while it may have only been four years ago, the crazy creative grandeur and eye-popping audaciousness of the London Olympics' opening ceremony, which this making-of documentary chronicled, might just as well have taken place on the moon or been cooked up during some particularly lurid fever dream.
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