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Meaning of AUDACIOUS

Pronunciation:  o'deyshus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  disposed to venture or take risks; "audacious visions of the total conquest of space"; "an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas"; "the most daring of contemporary fiction writers"; "a venturesome investor"; "a venturous spirit"
  2. [adj]  unrestrained by convention or propriety; "an audacious trick to pull"; "a barefaced hypocrite"; "the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times; "bold-faced lies"; "brazen arrogance"; "the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell
  3. [adj]  invulnerable to fear or intimidation; "audacious explorers"; "fearless reporters and photographers"; "intrepid pioneers"

AUDACIOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: adventuresome, adventurous, barefaced, bodacious, bold, bold-faced, brassy, brave, brazen, brazen-faced, daring, dauntless, fearless, insolent, intrepid, unashamed, unfearing, venturesome, venturous



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Au*da"cious\, a. [F. audacieux, as if fr. LL.
audaciosus (not found), fr. L. audacia audacity, fr. audax,
-acis, bold, fr. audere to dare.]
1. Daring; spirited; adventurous.

         As in a cloudy chair, ascending rides Audacious.

2. Contemning the restraints of law, religion, or decorum;
   bold in wickedness; presumptuous; impudent; insolent. ``
   Audacious traitor.'' --Shak. `` Such audacious
   neighborhood.'' --Milton.

3. Committed with, or proceedings from, daring effrontery or
   contempt of law, morality, or decorum. ``Audacious
   cruelty.'' ``Audacious prate.'' --Shak.

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