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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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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.
Lee was ready to put pen to paper before Keegan's audaciousness changed north east football history.
Perhaps it's best just to follow Luparelli's lead, and approach the song with audaciousness, at least until such time as its subtlety, subtext and beauty can be appreciated for what they are, not what's projected onto them.
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At the Stanze del Vetro, Scarpa's designs for Venini have been arranged into 30 subgroupings that testify to not only the diversity but also the audaciousness of his creations.
According to Pattinson, Maxwell, whose talent and audaciousness excited Victorian coaches well before his sudden elevation to the world stage, has taken the tag well.
The audaciousness of Franca's commitment to create a professional ballet company and ultimately drive it to international standards is amazing.
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But the people indeed rebelled, persevered and challenged repression and oppression with an audaciousness that deserves to be saluted.
Sacred audaciousness and sacred cruelty--audaciousness toward the mighty ancient gods, their doctrine and regime, and cruelty toward himself and others, near and far, for the sake of the sacred goal--thus the revolution redeems ordinary evil and transforms it into good.