Audacious Definition

Fearlessly, often recklessly daring; bold.
American Heritage
Bold or daring; fearless.
Webster's New World
Unrestrained by convention or propriety; brazen or insolent.
Audacious rudeness.
American Heritage
Not restrained by a sense of shame or propriety; rudely bold; brazen.
Webster's New World
Spirited and original.
An audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas.
American Heritage

Origin of Audacious

  • French audacieux from Old French audace boldness from Latin audācia from audāx audāc- bold from audēre to dare from avidus avid avid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin audacia (“boldness”), from audax (“bold”), from audeō (“I am bold, I dare”)

    From Wiktionary

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