from The Century Dictionary.

  • Bold or daring; spirited; adventurous; intrepid.
  • Unrestrained by law, religion, or propriety; characterized by contempt or defiance of the principles of law or morality; presumptuously wicked; shameless; insolent; impudent: as, an audacious traitor; an audacious calumny; “audacious cruelty,”

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Daring; spirited; adventurous.
  • adjective Contemning the restraints of law, religion, or decorum; bold in wickedness; presumptuous; impudent; insolent.
  • adjective Committed with, or proceedings from, daring effrontery or contempt of law, morality, or decorum.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Showing willingness to take bold risks; recklessly daring.
  • adjective Impudent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective disposed to venture or take risks
  • adjective unrestrained by convention or propriety
  • adjective invulnerable to fear or intimidation


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From Latin audacia ("boldness"), from audax ("bold"), from audeō ("I am bold, I dare")


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  • willing to be bold in social situations or to take risks

    As all of the other campers cowered in their tents, Bill, armed only with a flashlight, audaciously tracked down the bear that had raided their food.

    October 12, 2016